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Victim Rights

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 the pre-sentence 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.


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