Victims’ Legal Rights USA
Below is a list of rights given to victims by the Crime Control Act of 1990. This piece of legislation provided crime victims with a “Bill of Rights.” Department of Justice employees are required to use their best efforts to ensure victims receive these rights. Victims’ rights laws apply to victims whether or not the victim testifies as a witness.
- The right to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy;
- The right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender;
- The right to be notified of court proceedings;
- The right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the court determines that testimony by the victim would be materially affected if the victim heard other testimony at trial;
- The right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case;
- The right to restitution;
- The right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender.
We are planning a New York trip at the beginning of October in order to personally check the status of the case.
Attoreny at law