HOW CAN THE O’BRIEN LAW FIRM HELP?

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I was the victim of a crime.

Know that there are resources available to help you reach your goals and desires in the aftermath of a crime. To learn about your legal options and get started with a free, confidential case evaluation, call us at 314-588-0558 or submit an online form.

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My loved one was the victim of a crime.

When a loved one is the victim of a crime, it can feel overwhelming. Call us at 314-588-0558 or submit an online form to get started.

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I have another question about crime victim cases.

Please review our FAQs below. If you have further questions or wish to speak with an attorney, give us a call at 314-588-0558, or submit an online form.

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DISCLAIMER: No prior result in a case guarantees a future result that is the same. Each case we handle is individual with different facts and therefore every case is different. We cannot guarantee any specific result in your case.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CRIME VICTIM CASES

No. The prosecutor represents the people of their jurisdiction. The prosecutor is not a specific person’s attorney. While prosecutors work to achieve justice for victims, there is no attorney-client privilege and they cannot give you legal advice. However, a victim is always entitled to an attorney of their choosing to represent and advise them during a criminal prosecution, including protecting the victim’s rights

No. It simply means there may not be a criminal prosecution of the alleged perpetrator. However, you can still file a civil case against the perpetrator and any other at-fault parties and pursue justice within the civil courts system.

Yes. Regardless of what happens in the criminal case, a victim still has the right to file appropriate civil claims against the perpetrator and any other at-fault parties.

Absolutely not. Our firm treats every case like we are going to trial and we work aggressively to move your case forward to hold people accountable for what you have been through. It is always your decision whether to attempt to pursue a settlement or pursue a trial. We prepare for every path a case could take and individually tailor our representation to each client’s wants and needs

Based on applicable law and privacy concerns, a victim’s personal identifying information is typically protected. In a civil case, victims are routinely permitted to proceed under a pseudonym such as “Jane/John Doe” or with using their initials.

RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS

National

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

Tribal Resource Tool
The Tribal Resource Tool is an online map of diverse community resources for American Indian and Alaskan Native victims and survivors of crime and abuse.

WomensLaw.org
Despite its name, WomensLaw.org provides information that is relevant to people of all genders, not just women. Our Email Hotline will provide legal information to anyone who reaches out with legal questions or concerns regarding domestic violence, sexual violence, or any other topic covered on WomensLaw.org.

Local

Annie’s Hope
The mission of Annie’s Hope is to provide comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving a death.

Crime Victim Center
Crime Victim Center’s mission is empowering those impacted by crime to move from crisis to resiliency.

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV)
The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence unites Missourians with a shared value that rape and abuse must end, and advances this through education, alliance, research and public policy.

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery provides a short-term, safe haven for 5,000 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families face an emergency caused by illness, homelessness, domestic violence or overwhelming parental stress.

St. Louis Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence Network
At SLEDSVN, we are committed to bringing together service providers to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Our member agencies have a diverse range of missions to help community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential.

YWCA Metro St. Louis
YWCA Metro St. Louis provides crisis intervention and a variety of services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as educational programs for friends and family of someone impacted by violence.

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