CRIME VICTIM'S RIGHTS ACT
Act 87 of 1985
The Crime Victim's Rights Act was created to:
- Establish the rights of victims of crime and juvenile offenses
- Provide for certain procedures
- Establish certain immunities and duties
- Limit convicted criminals from deriving profit under certain circumstances
- Prohibit certain conduct of employers or employers' agents toward
- Provide for penalties and remedies.
Below is the State of Michigan's Crime Victim's Rights Constitutional
Amendment. It outlines the rights a victim has as well as details additional
legislative information included in the Amendment.
CRIME VICTIM'S RIGHTS
State of Michigan
Article I, Section 24
Sec. 24. (1) Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following
rights, as provided by law:
- The right to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity
and privacy throughout the criminal justice process.
- The right to timely disposition of the case following arrest of the
- The right to be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the
criminal justice process.
- The right to notification of court proceedings
- The right to attend trial and all other court proceedings the accused
has the right to attend.
- The right to confer with the prosecution.
- The right to make a statement to the court at sentencing.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to information about the conviction, sentence, imprisonment,
and release of the accused.
(2) The legislature may provide by law for the enforcement of this section.
(3) The legislature may provide for an assessment against convicted defendants
to pay for crime victims' rights.
Authored by: Rep. Wm. Van Regenmorter (House Joint Resolution P, 84th
Approved by the people of Michigan, November 8, 1988.
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