Crime Victims Rights

If you are the victim of a crime in Oregon, you have certain legal rights. Some of the rights are automatic and some require that you request them within a certain time. Some of the rights apply to you as a victim even before someone is charged with a crime. Many of the rights require that a person be formally charged before they are applicable.

In the box to the left is a summary of crime victims’ rights available pursuant to the Oregon Constitution and Oregon statutes. Whether or not a right applies may depend on the definition of victim that applies to the right, what charge or charges the defendant was convicted of, whether or not a victim requested a right that required such a request, and whether or not the offense was committed by a juvenile or an adult. For more information about this list, crime victims’ rights compliance, or victims’ services, please contact the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Victim’s Assistance Unit at (503) 988-3222.