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Your Rights as Victim

Constitutional Rights:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and respect for your dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to timely disposition of the case following arrest o the accused.
  • The right to attend that trial and all other court proceedings the accused has the right to attend.
  • The right to confer with the Prosecuting Attorney.
  • The right to make a statement to the court and sentencing.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.

Crime Victims' Rights of 1985:

  • To be notified by the Police Agency of emergency and medical services available to you because you are a crime victim.
  • To be notified of the availability of victim's compensation benefits, the address of the Crime Victim's Compensation Board and whether you are eligible for such benefits.
  • To be notified of the telephone number of the police department to contact to determine if the defendant has been released from custody.
  • To be notified of the address and phone number in the Prosecuting Attorney's office you may contact to obtain information about victim rights.
  • To receive an explanation of court procedures.
  • To receive an explanation of procedures to follow if you are threatened or intimidated by the defendant.  If this should happen, call the police immediately).