• The Michigan Constitution and the Crime Victim Rights Act grant crime victims the right to:

    • Be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy
    • Be informed of the steps in the criminal justice process
    • Be notified of all proceedings in the case
    • Attend all court proceedings
    • Reasonable protection from the defendant throughout the criminal justice process
    • Consult with the Prosecuting Attorney about the disposition of the case
    • Have an impact statement included in the pre-sentence report
    • Address the court at sentencing, or submit a written impact statement to the court
    • Restitution
    • Information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment, and release of the defendant
    • Information on the appeals process, and any appellate decision.
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