If you were a victim of a crime in the state of Oregon, you have rights. It’s important to understand exactly what rights a victim is entitled to in Oregon so that the proper actions can be taken.
If you’re a federal court case victim, your rights are protected under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004. These include:
- The right to be protected from the defendant.
- The right to have a timely, reasonable, and accurate notice of any public hearing revolving around the release or escape of the defendant.
- The right to confer with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to participate in any court hearing unless the victim’s testimony is at risk of being altered by other testimonies. This also includes the right to be heard.
If you’re the victim in a state court case, you have multiple rights that you’re entitled to take advantage of. Many of these rights are similar or identical to the rights you’re allotted in a federal court but with more detail. These rights include:
- The right to representation.
- The right to be informed of all your rights as soon as possible, as well as informed about court dates, as well as information about the defendant’s release or trials.
- The right to be present and heard at and during the court hearing.
- The right to be protected includes having the defendant tested for communicable diseases, not allowing personal information to be disclosed to the defendant without a court order, and not having to share information with the defendant or their attorney.
Contact Pedemonte Law
If you were the victim of a crime, you have the right to have your side heard and be protected and aided by a reliable attorney. Pedemonte Law specializes in helping crime victims seek justice and exercise their rights. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.