Currently, the U.S. Constitution and every state constitution includes rights for individuals accused of a crime and those convicted of a crime. Yet, the U.S. Constitution and 15 state constitutions have not clear, enforceable enumerated rights to crime victims.
Like in other states, Marsy’s Law for Florida is about giving victims constitutional standing equal to that of the accused and convicted criminals – no more, no less. Victims are the ones hurt by criminals, and yet we often treat them as though they have nothing at stake.
Marsy’s Law for Florida will put victims’ rights on the same legal level as the rights of the accused, guaranteeing they are respected and protected.