I was a victim of a crime. What servcies are available to me?
The Yuba County Victim services program can help. Call us, 530-741-6275 or come in to the office, to begin the process.
I want to know the name of the defendant and the next court dates. Can I find this out?
You have a right under Marsy's law to be informed of all court proceedings, decisions regarding the defendant and many other rights. Contact us to invoke these rights and be made aware.
I am a vicitm of a crime and wish to file a restraining order. How can I get help and who can help me?
We work with victims and witnesses in obtaining criminal protective orders after a criminal case has been filed. If a case is presented and filed, the assigned prosecutor can request a criminal protective order in court. You may call our Victim Services at 530-741-6275 to determine if either of these orders may be appropriate in your matter. We may also be able to assist with the preparation of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), please contact our office for more information
What happens after the Trial?
The defendant will be found guilty or not guilty of the crime, or the jury may return with a "no verdict", meaning they could not reach a decision. If the defendant is found not guilty, they will be set free from custody or the case will terminate. If no verdict is reached, the prosecution will determine whether or not to refile the case. If a guilty verdict is reached the defendant will be sentenced to either:
Ordered to pay restitution