Crime Report

A news service covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the U.S. and abroad.
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Crime Victims Need ‘Civil Justice’ as Much as Defendants

Michelle Hanisee
Crime Report
September 19, 2019
Victims of crime need legal assistance with public benefits, family court issues, immigration issues, employment law issues and other civil issues, but despite having the right to an attorney under Marsy’s Law, they typically cannot afford one.

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Millions Lose Driver’s Licenses Over Unpaid Court Debts

Crime Report
September 27, 2017
Millions of U.S. drivers have lost their licenses for failing to pay court debts, according to a new report from the Falls Church, Va.-based Legal Aid Justice Center.

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Report: Minorities Feel Sting of Costly CA Traffic Fines and Fees

Crime Report
May 4, 2017
A new study released today by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area says Californians pay some of the highest fines and fees in the country for traffic infractions and that minorities are acutely affected.

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