Tennessee Crime Victims' Bill of Rights
Crime victims have:
- The RIGHT to confer with the prosecutor about their case.
- The RIGHT to be free from harassment, intimidation, and abuse throughout the criminal justice system.
- The RIGHT to be at all proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.
- The RIGHT to be heard, when relevant, at all critical stages of the criminal justice process as defined by the General Assembly.
- The RIGHT to be informed of all proceedings, and of the release, transfer or escape of the accused or convicted person.
- The RIGHT to a speedy trial or disposition and a prompt and final conclusion of the case after the conviction or sentence.
- The RIGHT to restitution from the offender.
- The RIGHT to know about each of these rights established for victims.