Victim Bill of Rights

Article I

To be permitted to be present at all criminal justice proceedings.

Article II

To be entitled to a timely disposition of this case.

Article III

To be given prior notification of trial court and appellate Proceedings.

Article IV

To be given information about the sentence, incarceration, or release of the defendant.

Article V

To be heard, upon request, at all criminal justice proceedings considering a plea of guilty, sentencing, incarceration or release of the defendant - unless manifest injustice would result.

Article VI

To be afforded the opportunity to communicate with the prosecution and to be advised of any proposed Plea agreement by the prosecuting attorney prior to entering into a plea agreement in criminal offenses involving crimes Of violence, sex crimes or crimes against children.

Article VII

To be allowed to refuse an interview or other contact with the defendant or with any other person acting on behalf of the defendant - unless such request is authorized by law.

Article VIII

To have your stolen or other personal property held by law enforcement agencies returned to you as soon As it is no longer needed for evidence.

Article IX

To be notified whenever the defendant is released or escapes from custody.

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