Orlando Attorney Helps Crime Victims Assert Their Rights

Relentless pursuit of justice for victims and their next of kin

For crime victims and their families, obtaining a conviction is a somewhat hollow victory. Many of them have incurred monetary losses for which they deserve restitution. Worse yet, victims may have sustained personal injuries, including pain and suffering, for which they deserve compensation. Many victims will never have complete closure until some measure of what was taken from them is restored. The Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P.A. helps victims of crime get the justice they deserve. Mr. Yates fights to hold perpetrators and third parties who facilitate their crimes fully accountable.

Restitution for theft crimes in Florida

Victims of theft may be covered by insurance, but many are uninsured or underinsured. What’s more, theft victims may face higher premiums if they make an insurance claim. In conjunction with or instead of a claim, a victim can seek a court order to have the perpetrator make restitution by returning the stolen property intact or by paying for its replacement. Such orders are common parts of sentences imposed in cases of shoplifting, employee theft, robbery, embezzlement and fraud.

Compensation for wrongful death

When a loved one is a fatal victim of a crime, the grieving next of kin have the right to bring a wrongful death suit that holds the perpetrator accountable for damages. Although money can never take the place of a beloved family member, compensation can help with any financial difficulties the death has caused and can help the family feel they’ve gotten a measure of justice.

Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought even if the prosecution failed to secure a conviction of the individual causing the death. Your lawsuit in civil court faces a lesser burden of proof than in a criminal case, so it is possible to hold a defendant liable for damages even when he or she has been acquitted. The O.J. Simpson murder case is probably the most famous example of when a criminal jury did not find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt but a civil jury found liability by a preponderance of the evidence.

Compensation for sexual assault and abuse

People who were victims of sexual assault can bring civil lawsuits to hold abusers accountable for the harm suffered. In many cases of child sexual assault, victims can pursue monetary compensation from organizations that failed to protect them and in essence enabled the abuse. Attorney Yates has the skill and experience to aggressively pursue justice for victims of sexual assault or abuse regardless of the circumstances in which it occurred. Drawing on decades of trial court service, Mr. Yates is ready to present a compelling case to help you obtain the justice you deserve.

Contact an experienced litigation attorney in Orlando for a free victims’ rights consultation

The Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P.A. provides aggressive representation for victims of crime and their next of kin seeking restitution and civil damages. If you want true closure in your case, call Tad A. Yates at 407-608-7777 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation.

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Mr. Yates is a past-President of the Orange County Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. He previously served as Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 9th Judicial Circuit. 

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  • When I met Tad Yates, I was frantic, scared and misinformed about the legalities of my case. He quickly reassured me that everything was going to be alright and started at once preparing my defense. Every time I needed to speak with him, he was there to give advice and inform me the status of my case. As a result of his hard work, he managed to get my case dismissed and this blemish off my record. If you’re thinking of hiring or consulting with Mr. Yates, your in great hands.

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  • Tad is an excellent attorney. Due to a momentary lapse in judgement, I was put in a bad position and could not be more grateful that I hired Tad. From the moment I met Tad, I knew that I was in great hands! Tad explained to me all possible outcomes of the case and really helped put my mind at ease. In the end, I wound up with a very positive outcome and I owe it all to him. Tad was always available when I needed to speak with him and I couldn’t be happier that I hired him. Without the help and guidance of Tad, I’m not sure where I would be today. Tad is not only an amazing attorney, but an all-around great person!

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  • After consulting with several different highly recommended lawyers, I decided to hire Tad. It was a decision that would truly effect my life in a very profound way. Tad never promised results, he did however layout his experience and give me his word he would put all his effort into my case. I felt that was the honesty I deserved. He was sincere, honest, and reliable. Every time we attended court he seemed to hold a very good relationship with all the court's people. My case with Tad lasted about 9 months. There were many times I wanted to break down, not knowing what the results would ultimately be; however Tad always personalized my case and would constantly provide me with assurance of his efforts. He was always extremely accessible. This gave me a lot of peace. The results of my case ended up being extremely satisfying. I was looking at losing everything, for good. I now have my peace, my freedom, and I am currently very successful. Even after my case, Tad kept tabs with me and ensured I was doing as I should. There is a handful of people God put in my life of whom helped me get to the next level, there is no denying Tad is one of them.

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  • When I met Tad Yates, I was frantic, scared and misinformed about the legalities of my case. He quickly reassured me that everything was going to be alright and started at once preparing my defense. Every time I needed to speak with him, he was there to give advice and inform me the status of my case. As a result of his hard work, he managed to get my case dismissed and this blemish off my record. If you’re thinking of hiring or consulting with Mr. Yates, your in great hands.- A.

    I was referred to Tad by a friend of the family. They told me what he did for them and assured me that he would do the same for me. He exceeded my expectations from start to finish. He used his knowledge of the law, professionalism and relationship skills to have my case completely dropped. No plea deals what so ever. He never once doubted me however he did explain exactly what we had to overcome. If you find yourself in a situation that could impact you for the rest of your life, whether you did anything wrong or not I would encourage you to give him a call.

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    Tad and Kathy are wonderful. They've helped me tremendously and I cannot thank them enough. Best lawyer in Orlando.

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