Victims' Rights and White-Collar Defense

July 11, 2017  |  New York Law Journal

In recent years, policy makers have sought to give victims a greater voice in the criminal justice system. On the federal level, victims have been given the right to notice about key developments in criminal cases, consultation about a prosecutor's plea and sentencing decisions, and compensation in the case of financial injury. While victim participation may complicate defense of a white-collar case, it may also provide defense counsel assistance as well. In this article, we discuss federal victims’ rights laws and their implications for white-collar cases.

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