Rights of Victims

If you have been harmed by a crime you have certain rights. The harm may be physical, emotional, or financial. You may have been assaulted, robbed or harmed in some other way.

You have the right to information about your case. You can ask for information about:

As a victim you may fear for your safety. You have the right to protection from intimidation or retaliation. You have the right to ask that your identity be protected and that your privacy be considered. If you have to testify in court, you have the right to assistance if you need it. For example you may need help understanding what is being said.

You have the right to tell the court how the crime has affected you. You have the right to have the court consider ordering the offender to compensate you with money.

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