Legal Question in Criminal Law in Pennsylvania

if i am a vicitm of a serious crime and the defendant was released on bail, is it the law that i be notified

Asked on 6/28/11, 1:03 am

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John Davidson Law Office of John A. Davidson

As a victim of a serious crime you may or may not be notified. It depends on the nature of the crime. For example Identity theft is a very serious crime but not one that necessarily would put you in physical danger if the accused was released on bail. Now if the serious crime was attempted murder I would hope that would get you notified.

In any case you can go to the AOPC website and find out what is going on in a particular criminal case. Further, you should be in contact with the Victim/Witness Services unit in your county. They can help you not only keeping you informed about the case but providing other services as well.


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Answered on 6/28/11, 1:36 am

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