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All criminal complaints are prosecuted on behalf of the People of the State of California. Only the prosecutor can issue or dismiss charges. However, the District Attorney's Office will always take the wishes of the victim into account. Please contact the District Attorney's Office if as a victim you have an opinion on the prosecution of your case that the District Attorney's Office does not already know about.
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Our Victim Witness Unit offers a variety of services to victims of crime, including: attending court with you; explaining the court process; informing you about court dates, times and outcomes; providing information on community resources; and initiating a victim-of-crime claim. We recognize that each person’s needs are different, this is not a complete list of possible services. Call 707-441-7411 to ask about the services available to you.
If the case has been submitted to our Office by law enforcement and charges have been filed, we can provide you with the name of the defendant and the next court date. To obtain this information, please call 707-445-7411.
Please contact the law enforcement agency where the crime occurred. That agency is responsible for investigating domestic violence cases.
Our office works 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. Please call 707-445-7411 to determine if a protective order may be appropriate in your matter.
For defendants on informal court supervised probation (generally in a misdemeanor case), restitution is usually paid through the Department of Revenue Recovery (707-476-2398). If the defendant is on formal probation (as in almost all felony cases), you may contact the assigned probation officer by calling the Humboldt County Probation Department at 707-445-7401.