Victim Assistance

As a victim of a crime, the District Attorney’s considers your opinion about how to resolve the case a top priority. Even though we do not “represent a victim,” the District Attorney’s role is to always act in the interests of justice and to be a voice for the victim. 

Shortly after a case is charged, a victim may receive a letter and other attached documents from a representative from the District Attorney’s Office, usually an Assistant District Attorney or Victim Assistant, requesting your input or inviting you to comment on their charging decision and offer.   This is important information to share with the District Attorney’s Office because it will impact any recommendations in sentencing that are made.

In addition, the office staff members assigned to the cases can answer questions and assist you throughout the criminal process once the case is charged.

Your Contact Information

It is very important that you let us know of any changes in your contact information such as your home and work phone or mailing address so that we can stay in contact with you as the case progresses.

Communication With Defense Attorneys

At any time while the case is pending, the defense attorney or the defense's private investigator may attempt to speak with you.

We cannot advise you on whether or not to speak to this person. This is your decision.  You are under no obligation to speak to anyone who you are not comfortable with.