State Victims' Rights Amendments
- A state Constitutional Amendment for Victims' Rights was passed in November, 1992.
- The amendment was passed by 86% of voters.
ARTICLE II, SECTION 16a – RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS
Any person who is a victim of a criminal act, or such person's designee, legal guardian, or surviving immediate family members if such person is deceased, shall have the right to be heard when relevant, informed, and present at all critical stages of the criminal justice process. All terminology, including the term "critical stages", shall be defined by the General Assembly.
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