What Help does the State Attorney Give to The Victim in a Drunk Driving Case in Florida?

Video Transcription:
The role of the State Attorney is to bring the criminal prosecution of the drunk driver so that they get sentenced by the judge and punished for what they did. The victim has help from the State Attorney in two ways:

1) The State Attorney is a victim advocate. In the role of a victim advocate there are various ways that the victim can be compensated in Florida for the financial loss that they suffer because of drunk driver. This would cover medical bills, funeral bills if there are some and all of the other out of pocket expenses. The victim advocate through the State Attorney’s office gives the victim the opportunity for their voice to be heard as a witness at the sentencing of drunk driver before the judge.

2) The State Attorney also gives victim assistance. This is simply the logistics of making sure the victim gets to the courthouse, they receive their subpoena and it’s the physical assistance they give them.

Jim Dodson
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