Perry County Sheriff's Office

Serving Perry County Towns of Pinckneyville, DuQuoin, Cutler, Willisville, Tamaroa

Victims Bill of Right’s

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.

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