Our Crime Victims’ Assistance Unit offers a variety services to victims of crime. You may also call (805) 654-3622 to inquire about what services may be available to you as a crime victim.
Generally, witnesses, apart from experts retained by the parties, must come to court to testify about matters that they have knowledge of without payment. It is a civic duty imposed upon all citizens in order to insure a just and fair judicial system.
Yes. The defendant has the right to be present in court to hear what all the witnesses say about him or her. Both the prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney will ask you questions.
Witnesses are not limited to eye witnesses. You may not have seen the crime happen but you may know something about it. You may also know something about a piece of evidence, or you may know something that contradicts another witness’s testimony. If you wonder why you are testifying in …
When you receive a subpoena from the District Attorney’s Office, please call our Witness Coordination Unit for further instructions. From Camarillo, Ojai, Oxnard, Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, Saticoy and Ventura, please call (805) 654-3006. From other areas inside California, call (800) 692-8887. From outside California, you may call collect to …
If the defendant is represented by the Public Defender’s Office, call (805) 654-2201. If the defendant is represented by a private attorney, you may look up the attorney’s contact information on the California State Bar Association’s website: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/MemberSearch/QuickSearch.
To protect the privacy rights of victims, we do not give out contact information regarding victims or their families.
Call or visit our office. Our receptionists will try to assist you; however, we cannot give legal advice on private legal issues.
Please submit your complaint in writing to: Ventura County District Attorney’s Office ATTN: Public Integrity Unit 800 S. Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA 93009
You may call (805) 654-2500, write a letter to 800 S. Victoria Ave. Suite 314, Ventura, CA 93009 or send an email summarizing your complaint. It will be reviewed by appropriate personnel and in most cases you will be contacted afterwards.