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Victim's Rights
Exercising Your Rights
If you are a victim of a crime that is being handled by the City Attorney’s office you have certain rights that are listed below.

If you have any questions, please call us at (208) 746-7948.

Listing of Rights
  1. To receive prompt return of any stolen or other personal property from the law enforcement agency holding it when no longer needed as evidence.
  2. To include within the pre-sentence report your statement of the impact which the criminal act had upon you, by consulting with the pre-sentence investigator.
  3. To be informed of all aspects of the case including any appeal.
  4. To testify at the time of sentencing.
  5. To be notified whenever the defendant is released or escaped from custody.
  6. To have your address remain confidential except to the extent necessary for you to receive notification from the agencies from which you have requested any of the above.
  7. To be advised of a possible plea agreement by this office prior to this office entering into a plea agreement in all cases involving crimes of violence or crimes against children.
  8. To be treated with fairness, respect, dignity, and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
  9. To timely disposition of the case.
  10. To prior notification of trial court, appellate, and probation proceedings and, upon request, to information about the sentence, incarceration, and release of the defendant.
  11. To be present at all criminal justice proceedings.
  12. To communicate with the prosecution.
  13. To be heard, upon request, at all criminal justice proceedings considering a plea of guilty, probation violation, sentencing, incarceration, or release of the defendant, or any other persons acting on behalf of the defendant, unless such request is authorized by law.
  14. To restitution, as provided by law, from the person committing the offense that caused the victim’s loss. You must provide documentation for the amounts that you request.
  15. To refuse an interview, ex parte contact, or other request by the defendant, or any other person acting on behalf of the defendant, unless such request is authorized by law.
  16. To the same rights in juvenile proceedings, where the offense is a felony if committed by an adult, as guaranteed in this section, provided that access to the social history report shall be determined by statute.