Victim Rights

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A victim is defined under the California Constitution as, "a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm as a result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act. The term victim also includes the person's spouse, parents, children, siblings, or guardian, and includes a lawful representative of a crime victim who is deceased, a minor, or physically or psychologically incapacitated. The term victim does not include a person in custody for an offense, the accused, or a person whom the court finds would not act in the best interests of a minor victim." (Cal. Const., art. 1, § 28(e).)

The District Attorney's Office is committed to pursuing justice for crime victims. In order to preserve and protect a victim's rights to justice and due process, a victim shall be entitled to the Victims' Bill of Rights.

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