Crime Victims Bill Of Rights
The Georgia Constitution (Art. I, Sect. I, Paragraph XXX) and the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights (O.C.G.A. 17-17-1, et seq.) declare that victims of certain crimes and delinquent acts be accorded certain basic rights. These rights include, but are not limited to:
- The RIGHT to be treated fairly and with dignity by the criminal justice system.
- The RIGHT to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of the arrest, release, or escape of the accused.
- The RIGHT to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any scheduled court proceedings.
- The RIGHT not to be excluded from scheduled court proceedings involving the alleged act.
- The RIGHT to be heard at any scheduled court proceedings involving the release, plea, or sentencing of the accused.
- The RIGHT to be informed of ALL rights included within the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights.
- The RIGHT to restitution and compensation as provided by law.
- If a victim’s constitutional right is denied, the RIGHT to assert these rights by filing a motion with the same court that is handling the criminal or delinquent proceeding. [Marsy’s Law (Article I, Section I, Paragraph XXX)].