Dratel & Lewis understands that victims as well as defendants often require counsel in order to vindicate their rights and have their voices heard in the context of criminal cases, particularly given that that the victim is not formally a party to the criminal action, and at times law enforcement can be confused or mistaken regarding who is the victim and who is the perpetrator.  In practice, this means that their interests are often subordinate to those of the government entity prosecuting the case. Victims’ rights advocacy can assume many forms, and the lawyers at Dratel & Lewis employ their collective decades of experience navigating the criminal legal system to provide effective and meaningful representation to those who have been the victim of a crime.