Constitution provides that crime victims shall have the following rights:
- The right to be treated with fairness and respect throughout the criminal justice process.
- The right to notification of court proceedings.
- The right to communicate with the prosecution.
- The right to make a statement to the court at sentencing.
- The right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and the release of the accused.
- The right to timely disposition of the case following the arrest of the accused.
- The right to be present at the trial and all other court proceedings (*)
- The right to have present at all court proceedings, subject to the rules of evidence, and advocate or other support person of the victim’s choice.
- The right to restitution as to the out of pocket expenses of the victim.
(*) Unless the victim is expected to testify and the court determines that the victim’s testimony will be affected if the victim hears other testimony at the trial.