Rights of Victims of Crime
Victims of crime, as prescribed by North Carolina Law, shall be entitled to the following basic rights:
- The right to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse, throughout the criminal process.
- The right to be informed of and to be present at court proceedings of the accused.
- The right to be heard at sentencing of the accused and at other times as prescribed by law or deemed appropriate by the court.
- The right to receive restitution.
- The right to be given information about the crime, how the criminal justice system works, the rights of victims, and the availability of services for victims.
- The right to receive information about the conviction or final disposition and sentence of the accused.
- To be informed when the accused or convicted person is released from custody or escaped.
- The right to present their views and concerns considering any action that could result in the release of the accused, prior to such action becoming effective.
- The right to confer with the prosecution.