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Victim Rights

The Article I of the Constitution of the State of Idaho affords victims of crime the following rights:

  • The right to be treated with fairness, respect, dignity, and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.

  • The right to a timely disposition of their case.

  • The right to prior notification of trial court, appellate court, and parole proceedings and, upon request, to information about the sentence, incarceration, and release of the defendant.

  • The right to be present at all criminal justice proceedings.

  • The right to communicate with the prosecution.

  • The right to be heard at all criminal justice proceedings considering a plea of guilty, sentencing, incarceration or release unless manifest of injustice would result.

  • The right to restitution as provided by law.

  • The right to refuse contact with the defendant or anyone representing the defendant.

  • The right to read thepresentence report relating to the crime.

  • This right is extended to adult offenses and offenses committed by juveniles that would be considered a felony if committed by an adult.


Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole
3056 Elder Street
Boise, Idaho 83705