Criminal Court Advocacy

You Have a Right to:

Be treated with fairness & respect throughout the criminal justice process;

Timely disposition of the case following arrest of the accused, provided no right of the accused is abridged;

To be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process;

To communicate with the prosecution;

To notification of Court proceedings;

To attend the trial and all other Court proceedings the accused has the right to attend, unless such person is to testify and the Court determines that such person’s testimony would be materially affected if such person hears other testimony;

To object to or support any plea agreement entered into by the accused and the prosecution and to make a statement to the Court prior to the acceptance by the Court of the plea of Guilty or Nolo Contendere by the accused;

To make a statement to the Court at sentencing;

To restitution which shall be enforceable in the same manner as any other cause of action or as otherwise provided by Law; and,

To information about the arrest, conviction, sentence imprisonment and release of the accused.