Rights

Right to be Notified of 

-Victim rights

-Plea agreements

-Changes in court dates if subpoenaed to testify

-Disposition of the case

-Pending appeals

-Sentence modifications

-Change in custody status

-Petition for expungement

-Request restitution/reparations

-Civil commitment outcome/status

Right to Participate

-Request speedy trial

-Provide input on pre-trial

-Object to proposed plea

-Attend hearings

-Inform court of impact

-Request probation review hearing

-Submit statement on discharge from civil commitment


Right to Protection from Harm 

-Tampering with a witness is a crime

-Employers may not discipline or dismiss

victims or witnesses called to testify

-Request address withheld in open court

-Secure waiting area during court

-Request law enforcement to withhold identity from the public

Right to Apply for Financial Help

-State financial assistance for physical or emotional injury (Reparations)

-Victims may request court to order defendant to pay restitution

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