Victim / Witness - Rights of Crime Victims:
- To have your interest considered when the court is deciding whether to grant a request for a delay
- To attend court hearings
- To have reasonable protection from the accused throughout the criminal justice process
- To be notified of court proceedings
- To have the opportunity to confer with the District Attorney or designee
- To have the opportunity to make a victim impact statement to the court regarding the affect this crime has had on you
- To have a judgment for any unpaid restitution
- To compensation
- To a speedy disposition of the case
- To be informed about the outcome of the case and the release of the accused
- To have a reasonable attempt made to be notified if the case is dismissed.
- To request that the court order an offender to submit to a test for sexually transmitted diseases, if appropriate
- To contact the Department of Justice about any concerns you may have about your treatment as a crime victim
If you are a victim or a witness of a crime, you are entitled to certain rights and services which are coordinated by the Victim-Witness Assistance Program, located in the Offices of the District Attorney. For a complete list of your rights or for further information, please contact the Victim Witness Assistance Program at 262-238-8387.