Victims' Rights

Victims in Ohio are afforded specific constitutional rights. In November 2017, Ohio voters passed Marsy’s Law which amended the Ohio Constitution to ensure that all victims know their rights including the right to enforce those rights if they are violated. A victim is a person who the criminal act is done to or another person who might have been harmed by the criminal act.

Marsy’s Law provides the following rights to victims:

If you are a victim in a case at Painesville Municipal Court, and you have any questions about these rights or general questions about the criminal justice process, please feel free to reach out to our Victims Advocate, Leanne Pike at (440) 392-5893 or lpike@pmcourt.com.