ARIZONA CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.1
VICTIMS' BILL OF RIGHTS:
- 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, upon request, when the accused or convicted person is released from custody or has escaped.
- 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 at any proceeding involving a post-arrest release decision, a negotiated plea, and sentencing.
- To refuse an interview, deposition, or other discovery request by the defendant, the defendant's attorney, or other person acting on behalf of the defendant.
- To confer with the prosecution, 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 pre-sentence reports relating to the crime against the victim when they are available to the defendant.
- 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 at any proceeding when any post-conviction release from confinement is being considered.
- To a speedy trial or disposition and prompt and final conclusion of the case after the conviction and sentence.
- To have all rules governing criminal procedure and the admissibility of evidence in all criminal proceedings protect victims' rights and to have these rules be subject to amendment or repeal by the legislature to ensure the protection of these rights.
- To be informed of victims' Constitutional rights.
POST-ADJUDICATION VICTIMS' RIGHTS:
- To be treated with fairness, respect and dignity and be free from intimidation, harassment or abuse throughout the criminal justice system (Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Section 2.1 Victims Bill of Rights).
- To receive prompt restitution from the person or persons convicted of the criminal conduct that caused the victim's loss or injury (Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Section 2.1 Victims Bill of Rights).
- When the youth is released from secure care, to receive a copy of the terms and conditions of release (A.R.S. 8-387).
- To request not to receive mail from the juvenile (A.R.S. 8-392.01).
- To be informed, upon request, when the juvenile is released from custody, or has escaped, died, or been discharged (A.R.S. 8-393; 8-394; 8-397).
- To be notified of and heard at any proceeding when any post-adjudication release from secure care is being considered (A.R.S. 8-395).
- To be notified of and heard at any parole revocation hearing (A.R.S. 8-395 and 8-396).
For more information regarding these statues, please visit the Arizona Revised Statutes website: Arizona Revised Statutes.