Marsy’s Law And Ohio’s Victims’ Bill Of Rights
The state of Ohio has a Victim’s Bill of Rights. Also known as Marsy’s Law, this bill comprises fundamental rights for victims of crimes. I am attorney Konrad Kircher, and I have been practicing law for more than 30 years. For over 20 years, I have been advocating for victims’ rights and helping survivors hold their abusers and assailants accountable in civil lawsuits. I founded Kircher Law, LLC, in Maineville to help victims throughout Ohio.
Crime Victims’ Rights Under Marsy’s Law
In 1983, Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas was tragically murdered by her boyfriend. In 2017, Marsy’s Law, also known as the Ohio Victims’ Bill of Rights, was added to the state’s constitution. Under Marsy’s Law, crime victims have the right to:
- Be given reasonable notice for all court proceedings related to the criminal matter
- Be present at all criminal proceedings
- Be heard at all criminal proceedings
- Offer input for any negotiated plea or potential agreement
- Receive restitution for economic losses
Survivors also have the right to privacy as well as the opportunity to keep their names and information private and out of public records. Some of the rights afforded to victims are automatic, while others have to be elected. As a victims’ rights lawyer, I want to make sure that my clients understand all their rights as a victim. I also want to ensure that their rights are protected.
Schedule A Free Consultation With A Victims’ Rights Attorney
At Kircher Law, LLC, I offer my clients a free initial consultation. During this appointment, I will listen to your story, give you a chance to ask questions and answer any questions that you have. You can schedule your free appointment by calling my office directly at 888-725-0811 or sending me an email inquiry using my online website form. I look forward to talking to you more about your case and telling you more about how I can help you move forward and seek justice for the crimes that were perpetrated against you.