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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.