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FAQ - Criminal Charges or Complaints in Court

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What victim services are available?

Victim services are available through the office of your local county attorney. Services for victims vary between courts and agencies and based on misdemeanor or felony crimes may be available through the office of the prosecutor involved in the case, the law enforcement agency involved in the case, or an outside agency. A victim advocate can explain the judicial system, act as a link between the prosecutor and the victim, give current case status information, assist in obtaining orders of protection, make referrals for counseling, food, shelter, and escort victims while they testify or appear at hearings. Under the Victims Bill of Rights in Arizona, a crime victim always has the right to retain private counsel, and to be notified of both upcoming hearings and possible plea offers before they are proposed to the defendant. If you are a victim, it is important that you stay in touch with the office of the prosecutor and appear in court for each hearing – or they may assume that you do not care how they resolve the case.