Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Your Rights by Law

Crime victims, by law, have the following rights:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to timely disposition of the case following arrest of the accused.
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process.
  • The right to notification of court proceedings.
  • The right to attend trial and all other court proceedings the accused has the right to attend.
  • The right to confer with the prosecution.
  • The right to make a statement to the court at sentencing.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the accused.