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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. 

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