Victims Rights

  • Be treated with fairness and respect
  • Timely disposition of the case
  • Be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process
  • Notification to court proceedings
  • To attend any public court proceedings the accused has the right to attend
  • Confer with the prosecution
  • Make a statement to the court at sentencing and at any post sentencing hearings for the accused
  • Restitution from the person convicted of the criminal offense that caused the victims’ loss or injury
  • Information about the conviction; sentencing; imprisonment escape or release of the accused;
  • Have the prosecuting attorney notify the victim’s employer,
  • If requested by the victim , of the necessity of the victim’s cooperation and testimony in a court proceeding that may necessitate the absence from work for good cause;
  • Return of evidence belonging to victim;
  • Be informed by the court at a sentencing proceeding that the Offender is eligible to earn meritorious deductions from the offender’s sentence and the amount of meritorious deductions that may be earned by the offender.