Crime Victims Rights

Under the Crime Victims Rights Act of 1985, you have the right to:

  • Be present during the entire trial unless you are to be called as a witness.
  • Be free from threats or acts of discharge from your employer because you are subpoenaed or requested by the court to testify in court.
  • Be provided with a waiting area separate from the defendant.
  • Consult with the Prosecuting Attorney to give you views about the disposition of this crime.
  • Receive the name of a person to contact regarding information about your case.

Upon request, you may:

  • Receive notice of any scheduled court proceeding.
  • Confer with the Prosecuting Attorney prior to the selection of the jury and trial.
  • Receive written notice of the defendant’s conviction.
  • Have your written impact statement included in the pre-sentence report.
  • Make an oral impact statement at the time of sentencing.
  • Be notified of the time and place of sentencing.