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?
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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