Victim's Rights Article


Victim's Bill of Rights

Under the Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Sec. 2.1, victims are:

  • to be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity;
  • to be informed, upon request, when the accused/convicted person is released/escaped
  • to be present at and to be informed of all criminal proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present;
  • to be informed of victim's constitutional rights;
  • to be heard at any proceeding involving a post-arrest release decision, a negotiated plea, and sentencing;
  • to a speedy trial and prompt and final conclusion of the case;
  • to refuse an interview request by the defendant, the defendant's attorney;
  • to confer with the prosecution;
  • to read pre-sentence reports when they are available to the defendant;
  • to ensure the protection of victim's rights;
  • to receive prompt restitution;
  • to be heard at any proceeding when any post-conviction release is being considered.

The Crime Victim's Rights for adult offenses can be found at A.R.S. sections 13-4401 to 4439

The Crime Victim's Rights for juvenile offenses can be found at A.R.S. sections 8-381 to 421

If you would like more information about Victim's Rights or you think your rights have been violated, you can contact the Arizona Office of the Attorney General Victim's Rights Enforcement Officer online .


Comments:

On 8/9/07
janette said
I am victim , I want to know if I need a legal representation every time we go to court, my husband back home, but he has an atorney. I do not want to go by own in the next trial, what do you recomend thanks

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