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Victim Bill of Rights

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1. The right to be treated with compassion, respect, and sensitivity within the criminal justice system.

2. The right to have an interpreter or translator inform you of these rights. Contact your law enforcement officer or the Crime Victim Assistance Coordinator if you need these services.

3. The right to know the whereabouts of the defendant and the current status of the case. You have the right to be informed of the status of the case from the initial police investigation to the final appellate review.

4. The right to receive restitution from offenders. If you have suffered financial loos as a result of the crime, the Court, at its discretion may order restitution. You may contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for specific information regarding restitution.

5. The right to know all rights under this law including information about services and victim assistance at the local level. The Laramie County Sheriff's Department, established a Crime Victim Assistance Program in

6. The right to be informed about Wyoming Crime Victims Compensation. If you have suffered physical injury as a result of the crime are a family member or dependent of a deceased victim, or a person authorized to act on the behalf of a victim, you may file a clime for financial assistance. Please contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for further information about this program.

7. The right to reasonable protection and safety and the right to know of legal recourse if threatened. A crime victim or witness has the right to be free from any form of harassment, intimidation, or retribution and to be provided with information about available legal recourse and other protection measures which may be available.

8. The right to prompt return of property seized as evidence. Contact you law enforcement officer or the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the information about the return of property.

9. The right to preservation of employment while participating in the criminal justice process. A victim or witness, upon request, shall be assisted by law enforcement agencies, the prosecuting attorney, of defense attorney in informing an employer that the need for victim or witness, upon request, shall be assisted by law enforcement agencies, the prosecuting attorney, of defense attorney in informing an employer that the need for victim or witness cooperation may necessitate their absence from work.

10. The right to be informed about the opportunity to make a victim impact statement at sentencing and parole hearing. You have the right to make a victim impact statement for a presentence investigation, sentencing, or parole board hearings. The defendant or his attorney will have access to information from the victim impact statement.

11. The right to be present at trial. Unless the Court for good cause shown finds to the contrary, the victim, the victim's designee, or both, shall have the right to be present at, or notified of all hearing and proceedings or scheduling changes involving the case.

12. The right to discuss the case with the prosecutor and to be informed of the official address and official telephone number of the officer and the prosecutor handling your case. You also have the right to refuse to talk to attorneys, private investigators, law enforcement, or anyone else unless on the witness stand under subpoena. You have the right to know if the attorneys involved and their investigators are working for the prosecution or the defense.

13. The right to be informed about the availability of the other remedies and the right to seek legal counsel and employ and attorney.

14. The right to be notified about the defendant's conviction. You also have the right, upon request, to be informed in writing by the Department of Corrections about the commencement of the offender's term of imprisonment and the name, address and security classification of the place of confinement as well as other information.


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