Victims Rights

​Victims' Rights: Marsys Law

  1. You have the right to be treated with fairness, respect, dignity, and to be protected from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process.
  2. You have the right, upon request, to be informed about victims’ rights, criminal proceedings, and if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes.
    • To be notified, register with VINE at or call 1-800-511-1670
    • If offender is in custody, click “Find an Offender”
    • To be notified of court dates, click “Find an Offender Court Case”
  3. You have the right to have your safety, dignity, and privacy to be considered.
  4. You have the right to be heard at bond, bail release, pleas, or sentencing.
  5. You have the right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
  6. You have the right to be present at criminal proceedings.
  7. You have the right to consult with prosecution.
  8. You have standing to assert your rights, have an attorney assert your rights, or request the attorney for the Commonwealth assert your rights.
  9. You have the right to full restitution paid by the convicted.