Why do we need victims’ rights in Florida?

Currently, the U.S. Constitution and every state constitution include rights for individuals accused of a crime and those convicted of a crime. Yet, many state constitutions still lack clear, enforceable enumerated rights for crime victims.

Marsy’s Law for Florida aims to provide victims with constitutional standing equal to that of the accused and convicted – no more, no less. Despite being the ones harmed by criminals, victims are often treated as if they have no stake in the legal process. Through Amendment 6, Marsy’s Law for Florida ensures that victims’ rights are legally on par with the rights of the accused, guaranteeing them the respect and protection they deserve.