Crime Victims' Rights

During Prosecution and After Sentencing; upon request, victims can choose to exercise one or all of the following rights:
  • Attend all proceedings the defendant attends
  • Be informed of conviction of defendant
  • Be informed of the sentence received
  • Be notified of all the proceedings occurring in the case
  • Confer with the Prosecutor assigned to the case prior to trial
  • Defendant's HIV test results on designated convictions Information on defendant's incarceration, i.e. location, escape, release Right to attend and address the Parole Board
  • Make an oral impact statement at the sentencing
  • Notification of any appellate proceedings and their outcome
  • Receive the address and telephone number of the probation department which is to prepare the pre-sentence investigation report
  • Submit a written victim impact statement to the court