A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a fine and no more than 12 months in jail. A felony is a crime that carries a potential prison sentence in the State Department of Corrections for one year or more.
If you have suffered a monetary loss, such as damage to your home or medical bills, because of a crime committed against you, the judge may order restitution in the amount of your loss if the defendant was found guilty. Please note that restitution is not ordered for lost work hours.
Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma (R.E.S.E.T.)
The Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma, or R.E.S.E.T., was designed to inform residents about the help and resources available to community members following a homicide. Citizens can volunteer for R.E.S.E.T and will be trained by the Hampton Victim Services Unit. Mandatory training sessions are held quarterly.