- Victims' Rights
- Plea bargain agreements
- Changes in scheduling of Court proceedings; dates, time and place of sentencing.
- Decision not to prosecute a domestic assault or harrassment case
- Release of offender from prison or institution
- Transfer to a less secure correctional facility
- Escape and apprehension of offender
- Any pending appeals by the defendant, including the right to attend oral argument or hearing
Remember: Tampering with a witness is a crime. If you are threatened or harrassed by anyone, call your local law enforcement agency immediately and also notify the prosecuting attorney.As a crime victim, you have the right to participate in prosecution:
- Right to inform court of impact of crime at pre-trial and sentencing or disposition hearings
- Right to have input in pre-trial diversion program for crimes against persons
- Right to request speedy trial
- Right to bring a supportive person to pre-trial hearing
- Right to receive restitution
- Right to attend sentencing or disposition hearings
- Right to receive restitution and to request a probation review hearing
- Right to be notified of the outcome of the case
- Right to object to the plea bargain agreement or final sentence
- Right to inform the court of the social and economic impact of crime on persons and businesses in the community
Tampering with a witness is a crime in Minnesota
Witnesses do not have to give their addresses in open court
Victims have the right to a secure waiting area during court
Employers may not discipline or discharge victims or witnesses who are called to testify in court.
You can get specific information about a case in Renville County by calling the Renville County Attorney Office at 320-523-2661 or 800-545-4571.
You could be eligible for reparations from the state if you are a victim of a violent crime and have out-of-pocket costs related to medical, counseling, or a funeral or wage loss. You could be eligible for restitution from the defendant, if he/she is found guilty or enters a guilty plea.
Crime Victims Reparations Board: 651-282-6256