Dallas, TX asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Texas

Q: Do deffense attorneys protect the victims of a crime or only the accused?

If you or someone you know becomes a victim of a White Collar crime, should you contact an attorney before reporting it? What type of attorney represents the victim harmed by the crime?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Abrams
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  • Orange, CA

A: Defense attorneys often represent victims of crimes to ensure their rights are protected and they are being treated fairly within the system. The prosecutor is also a representative of sorts for victims as they are the Peoples attorney as well. However, a defense attorney for a defendant in a particular case would not also represent victims in that case as there would be a conflict to do so.

- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA

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