Florida Crime Victim Rights
If you have been the victim of a Florida crime, Florida law provides you certain crime victims’ rights. Florida’s state constitution provides a “constitutional right” for crime victims that falls under a victim’s bill of rights. This bill of rights entitles every crime victim to information about victim compensation options, state-provided services, and restitution when ordered by a court.
In addition to crime victims’ constitutional right under Florida law, a Florida crime victim is protected by Florida Statute, Title XLVII, Chapter 960 (Victim Assistance), which lays out guidelines for the treatment of crime victims in the state juvenile and criminal justice systems. The bill of rights and the Victim Assistance laws ensure that The state Department of Justice will collect monies owed to the victim by the perpetrator, and victims will be informed of all court proceedings so that they may attend.
Crime victims may seek restitution for monetary losses, including calculable damages such as those related to past and future medical care, lost wages, and non-monetary damages such as those for pain and suffering, through the Florida courts. If the crime victim wishes to seek personal restitution, he or she must file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator, even if a criminal lawsuit has been filed.
In addition to restitution gained through a civil lawsuit, Florida crime victims may take advantage of the State Attorney General’s Florida Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund, which provides restitution for certain losses to Florida crime victims. If you are the victim of a crime, you may have only a limited time to file a civil lawsuit under Florida law.
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