Crime Victims Bill of Rights

The Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights provides individuals who are victims of certain crimes specific rights. These rights include:

 

The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any scheduled court proceedings or any changes to such proceedings;

 

The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of the arrest, release, or escape of the accused;

 

The right not to be excluded from any scheduled court proceedings, except as provided by law;

 

The right to be heard at any scheduled court proceedings involving the release, plea, or sentencing of the accused;

 

The right to file a written objection in any parole proceedings involving the accused;

 

The right to confer with the prosecuting attorney in any criminal prosecution related to the victim;

 

The right to restitution as provided by law;

 

The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay; and

 

The right to be treated fairly and with dignity by all criminal justice agencies involved in the case.

 

For more information refer to O.C.G.A § 15-17-1

 

www.cjcc.ga.gov

 

**Please remember that in order to protect these rights you will need to notify the proper criminal justice agencies of any changes in your contact information.

 

 

 

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