Marsy’s Law Attorney
At Lisabeth J. Fryer, P.A.,, our Florida Marsy’s Law attorney is a compassionate and experienced advocate for clients. Under Marsy’s law, crime victims have important legal rights. Our firm protects those rights. If you have any specific questions or concerns about Marsy’s law, we are here to help. To set up a fully confidential, no obligation consultation with a Marsy’s law attorney, please contact us at our Sanford law office today.
Understanding the History of Marsy’s Law (Crime Victims’ Rights)
In 1983, a woman named Marsy Nicholas was tragically stalked and murdered by her former boyfriend in Los Angeles County. The defendant, Kerry Michael Conley, was eventually sentenced to life in prison—but with the possibility of parole in 17 years. Her family started a multi-decade push for crime victims’ rights. In 2008, the California Victims’ Bill of Rights Act was passed as part of a ballot initiative making it the nation’s first Marsy’s law. Nine other states now have their own version of Marsy’s law, including Florida.
An Overview of Marsy’s Law in Florida
In 2018, Florida Amendment 6 went before the state’s voters. By a margin of 62 to 38, Florida residents voted in favor of Marsy’s law—creating constitutionally protected and comprehensive rights for alleged victims of crimes. Specifically, Marsy’s Law creates the following legal rights for crime victims and their families in Florida:
- A right to due process;
- A right to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity;
- A right to protection from intimidation, harassment, and other forms of abuse;
- A right to have consideration when bail/bond conditions are set;
- A right to disclosure of certain relevant information about the case; and
- A right to ensure that proceedings move forward without unjustified delay.
Additionally, upon request, Marsy’s law also provides crime victims in Florida with a greater right to be involved in the criminal justice process, including but not limited to the right to be present at most criminal proceedings, the right to testify in many contexts, and the right to confer with the prosecuting attorney.
How Our Marsy’s Law Lawyer Can Help
Crime victims’ rights issues are complicated. We are committed to helping people and families navigate Marsy’s law in Florida. Our founder and lead attorney Lisabeth J. Fryer has the knowledge and experience to navigate the criminal justice system, including crime victims’ rights issues. We are proactive and justice-driven. Among other things, our Florida Marsy’s law attorney is prepared to:
- Listen to your story and explain your legal options;
- Advise you on your rights and your options; and
- Take action to help you secure justice.
Contact Our Marsy’s Law Attorney Today
At Lisabeth J. Fryer, P.A., our Marsy’s law attorney has the professional skills and legal expertise you can rely on. If you want more information about Marsy’s law, we are here as a resource. Contact us today for a strictly confidential consultation. From our law office in Sanford, we provide Marsy’s law representation in Seminole County and throughout Central Florida.