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More Information About Victim Rights

You have the right to seek restitution at the end of a case. Restitution is money or services the court orders a defendant to give the victim as part of the way the case is resolved.

You have the right to seek civil damages - to pursue a lawsuit against the offender for money damages. This is a separate proceeding from the criminal case and you would need a civil lawyer to represent you.

While you are entitled to the above information and assistance, different crime victims want different things. You will need to let the investigators, advocate, or prosecutor know what kinds of information and services you want.