Victims have Rights in North Dakota

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Under North Dakota law (North Dakota Century Code 12.1-34) victims and witnesses of crime must be afforded  post -sentencing rights including: 

To receive notice of an offender’s release from custody. 

To be informed of the parole and pardon advisory board process, and to be advised of what you as a victim can do to participate in this process. 

To be notified of protection available in cases of intimidation.     

To be informed of the appropriate and available community services for crime victims. 

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Under North Dakota law (North Dakota Century Code 12.1-34) victims and witnesses of crime must be afforded  rights  including: 

- Informed as to the status of the investigation              - Informed as to criminal charges filed              - To be informed of the defendant's pretrial status

- To be provided a safe waiting area during trial           - Notice as to victims' and witnesses' participation in court proceedings

- To submit a Victim Impact Statement                              - Information about available services               - Employer intercession              - Witness Fees

- Return of property taken as evidence                 - Right to be present throughout trial             - Prompt disposition of the case        

- Notice as to scheduling and cancellations of hearings              - To be consulted on any potential plea agreement    - To be advised of any verdict

- To receive prompt notice of defendant's release from custody