As a victim, you have the right to be notified prior to every critical stage of the case so that you can be present.
You may also choose not to assert this right. Many of the hearings are procedural and they may not be of interest to you.
Even if you do not assert this notification right, you will still:
- receive notice of any trial date (by subpoena)
- have the right to seek restitution for financial losses
- receive notice of the conviction and sentence of the defendant.
Unless subpoenaed, you do not
need to attend sentencing for the judge to order that restitution be paid to you. However, in order to receive restitution you do need to complete and submit a Restitution Form.
Please check the box below and type in your full name. Then press the Submit button.