Pascua Yaqui Community Hub
A victim of crime has a right:
To Be Treated Fair
To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse, throughout the criminal justice process.
To Be Informed
To be informed, upon request, when the accused or convicted person is released from custody or has escaped.
To Be Present
To be present at and, upon request, to be informed of all criminal proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.
To Be Heard
To be heard, upon request, at any proceeding involving a post-arrest release decision, a negotiated plea, or sentencing.
To refuse a pretrial interview or deposition request by the defendant, the defendant’s attorney or any other person acting on behalf of the defendant.
To confer with the prosecution, upon request, before or after the crime against the victim has been charged, before trial or before any disposition of the case
and to be informed of the disposition.
To Read Sentencing Recommendations
To read sentencing recommendations relating to the crime against the victim when they are available.
To Read Police Reports
To read police reports related to the crime involving the victim when they are available.
To Receive Restitution
To receive prompt restitution from the person or persons convicted of the criminal conduct that caused the victim’s loss or injury.
To Be Heard After Conviction
To be heard, upon request, at any proceeding when any post-conviction release from confinement is being considered.
To a Speedy Trial
To a speedy trial or disposition and prompt and final conclusion of the case after the conviction and sentence.
To Have Rules of Criminal Procedure and Evidence
To have rules of criminal procedure and rules of evidence that protect victims’ rights and that are subject to Tribal Council amendment or appeal.
To Be Informed
To be informed of victims’ rights.