Victims' Rights

Victims of Crime Have the Right to: 

  • Confer with the prosecution.
  • Be present at all proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.
  • Be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse throughout the criminal justice process.
  • Be informed of all proceedings and the release, transfer, escape or recapture of the accused  or convicted person.
  • A speedy trial or disposition and a prompt and final conclusion of the case  after the conviction or sentence.
  • Restitution from the offender.
  • Be heard, when relevant, at all critical stages of the criminal justice process.
  • Be informed of each of these rights established for victims.
(Tennessee Constitution Article I, § 35 – Rights of victims of crimes)

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