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Victims Rights Timeline

For a quick, visual overview of a victim's rights as they relate to the criminal justice process, click here.  

  

 

TYPICAL CRIMINAL PROCESS

This document introduces victims and their families to the criminal process, and informs them of their rights along the way Throughout the whole criminal process, victims have the right to be treated with fairness and respect for his or her privacy and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse, and to be reasonably protected from the defendant and persons acting on behalf of the defendant.

 

Before Charges Are Filed

Victims have a right to be informed of and to reasonably confer with the prosecuting agency regarding the arrest of the defendant (if known by the prosecutor) 

 

From Charges To Court

 

Arraignment

 

Pre-Trial

 

Trial

 

Sentencing

 

Post-Sentencing

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