You Have Rights

Under Nevada law, you have expansive and substantial rights as a victim of crime.

You have the right to:

  • Be treated with fairness and respect for your privacy and dignity and be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse throughout the criminal justice process
  • Be reasonably protected from the defendant
  • Have your safety considered as a factor in fixing the amount of bail and release conditions for the defendant
  • Prevent disclosure of confidential information to the defendant that could be used to locate or harass you
  • Refuse an interview or deposition request unless under court order
  • Timely disposition of the case
  • Provide information to any public officer conducting a presentence investigation
  • Full and timely restitution
  • Prompt return of legal property when no longer needed as evidence
  • Be informed of all post-conviction proceedings and provide information to the parole authority
  • Have all money and property collected from any person ordered to make restitution be first applied to amounts ordered as restitution to you
  • Be specifically informed of your rights as a victim

You may request your right to:

  • Confer with the prosecuting agency
  • Reasonable notice of, and be present for, all public proceedings where the defendant and prosecutor are entitled to be present and all parole or other post-conviction release proceedings
  • Be heard at any public proceeding involving release or sentencing
  • Be informed of the conviction, sentence, place and time of incarceration, the scheduled release date of the defendant, and the release or escape from custody
  • Be notified of the parole or other release of the offender
  • Assert your rights and have the court rule promptly on your request