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Knowing Your Rights : Arizona Constitutional Rights for Crime Victims

Arizona Constitutional Rights for Crime Victims

Arizona Constitutional Rights for Crime Victims states that you have certain rights while justice is being served. Many of our clients who have been the victims of crimes like hit-and-run accidents, DUI accidents, and nursing home abuse may not understand their rights to the fullest extent.  If you or a loved one has been a victim of a crime in Arizona, read on to see what rights you have, and if you need representation don’t hesitate to call us.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who have been victims of crimes and need to know their rights. If you need help filing a claim for one of these awful, life-changing accidents, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor or psychiatrist who can help get your life back on track. Quality of life matters. We advocate long-term legal solutions and short-term aid, confident in securing the best Phoenix court settlements for you.

If you are unsure whether or not you can afford an injury attorney, don’t worry. We only get paid when you settle. Check out our injury Attorney Fees Calculator to find out more.

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“Shane and Karissa were the best! They handled my auto settlement with high-quality service and always were patient with my questions! Thanks to them, I got my case settled smoothly and quicker than I expected! Recommend to others!” – Winnie F. (Read this Review on Google)

“I had an excellent experience with Karissa and Shane. Shane guided me through every step of the way and communication was ten out of ten. Shane was honest, and understanding, and not only made sure I was paid but made sure my injuries were handled by medical professionals. The team truly cared about my satisfaction and well-being. The process was easier than I thought it was going to be and I’m glad I chose them to handle my auto accident. They are the best personal injury law firm in Arizona.” – Haftom A. (Read this Review on Google)

Arizona Constitutional Rights for Crime Victims: All You Need To Know

Your rights, if you have been a victim of a crime in Arizona, break down into 3 categories: Safety, Knowledge, and Due Process.


As a victim of a crime in Arizona, you have the right to:

  • Keep your contact information confidential
  • Be notified of scheduled and unscheduled release dates and escapes
  • Be kept separate from the defendant
  • Petition the defendant’s release
  • Be present and informed of all criminal proceedings when the defendant has the legal right to be present
  • Speak with the prosecutor
  • Be treated with dignity and respect


As a victim of a crime in Arizona, you have the right to be informed:

  • Of all of your rights as a victim, as well as the knowledge of how to assert those rights
  • Of services that are available to you, including crisis intervention, medical and emergency services, victim assistance programs, and domestic violence resources

Due Process

As a victim of a crime in Arizona, you have the right to participate in the criminal justice process, which includes the ability to:

  • Receive notice of all court proceedings
  • Be heard at all release, plea, and sentencing proceedings
  • Have the court order restitution/financial compensation
  • A speedy trial

You have the right to request:

  • A copy of the conditions of the accused’s release
  • Notice of release on bond
  • Notice of all court proceedings
  • That your personal property be returned
  • To be advised of the sentence imposed
  • Notification of any probation revocation or proceeding

Get Help Now

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients in Arizona Constitutional Rights for Crime Victims. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a DUI accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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Brenden Lewis
a month ago

So I suffered a tragic motorcycle accident leaving me injured and quite unhappy…… also the bike was totaled. This all star law team secured a large settlement for all my suffering. This process was very well advised by an aggressive and determined lawyer. All I can say is now I’m left a very happy man. Thank you karissa for working quick to bring my tragic story to a much warmer end. Just call them! You won’t regret it!

Shayianna Guyton
a month ago

They literally conversed with me every step of the way throughout my journey. Thank you guys

I was very pleased with my experience. They kept me informed the whole way through the process and checked on me through my treatment. Definitely would recommend

My dad was in a car accident and during those difficult moments, Phoenix Accident and Injury Law firm has been there for us. They care for their clients, will walk you through everything you need to know step by step, they follow up, very easy to reach and fast to respond. And one thing is for sure! they will fight for you! we felt safe with them! Me and the entire family thank them all so much for all their help! These people that works here are amazing!

Jenifer henke
a year ago

I was in an accident that resulted in getting whiplash and a concussion. I contacted Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm that day. Everyone was helpful (Rhea, Karissa, and Jeff) from the very beginning to the very end. They sent me to a physical therapy location that was pretty far away but the doctor and physical therapist were very kind so I did make the trek. They handled all aspects of my case in a timely manner and answered all my questions. They got the max amount possible, and from that, paid the medical bills and took their fair cut. I would not hesitate to recommend them to family or friends.

I would give ten stars if I could. This law firm is about as professional and friendly as it gets!! They stayed in constant contact with me and answered every question I had. I got a settlement that was higher than I expected and will definitely use this law firm again. I highly recommend hiring them to handle your legal issues!!

Fernando Lopez
a year ago

My experience with this team was superb, as they were ongoing with the case and making sure that the client gets what they deserve. I recommend anyone looking for a accident law group that this is the team you want to be representing you!!

Kimberly Legaspi
2 years ago

What can I say about the Thompson Law Firm? They are AMAZING!! It’s never fun when you need an accident lawyer because you are pretty much in a bad place. Shane and the staff have been wonderful, kept me informed at every step of this process. I would recommend Thompson Law Firm to anyone, in fact, I have referred several friends already!! Thank you Thompson Law Firm for everything you did for me!!!

Amanda Olney
2 years ago

These guys were absolutely amazing. They were very clear with me about what I needed to do on my end and I saw fast results. I just recommended them to a friend a week ago and he also dealt with my mother's case. I wouldn't see anyone else.

2 years ago

Karissa and Shane were amazing! They were there for any questions I had and checked up on me regularly. Highly recommend these guys!!

Karissa Murphy
2 years ago

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