The Victim Bill of Rights makes sure you are provided with necessary information.
Victim/Witness Information will help you locate programs. Each district attorney’s office has within in it a victim/witness assistance program that may be able to help you.
In addition, there are many other resources that may be available to assist in getting counseling, compensation, and to help with court appearances. Two sources of assistance are listed below:
Victim Rights Law Center
115 Broad St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 399-6720
Fax: (617) 399-6722
For more information, see Mass. Law About Victims and Witnesses of Crimes
Part 3: Pre-Trial, Trial and Verdict
- What is a pre-trial conference date?
- What occurs at a pre-trial conference?
- How soon must a trial take place?
- How are cases decided at a trial?
- What happens at trial?
- What is a verdict?
- Can I appeal a guilty verdict?
- Can I appeal from a guilty plea?
- What happens if I do not go to court?
- What should I do if I miss a probation appointment?
- How can I get help if I am a victim of a crime?
- Where can I get help if I am a criminal defendant?
- More information on the criminal process