Marlton, NJ asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Can charges be filed against a clerk of the court for releasing the residential address of a malicious wounding victim?

Victim's personal info released to culprit via postal mail.

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A: n many jurisdictions, clerks of the court and court personnel are responsible for handling sensitive information and maintaining the confidentiality of individuals involved in legal proceedings, including victims of crimes. If a clerk of the court were to release a victim's residential address to an unauthorized party, it could potentially be considered a breach of confidentiality or a violation of privacy laws.

In some cases, such actions may result in disciplinary measures against the clerk or court personnel, and the victim may have legal recourse, such as filing a complaint or pursuing a civil action for damages.

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