Changes in the schedule of court proceedings, including the date, time, and place of sentencing
The content of any plea bargain agreements
Final disposition of the case
The offender's release, transfer to a minimum security setting, or reduction in custody status
The Right to Participate in Prosecution
Right to attend the sentencing hearing
Right to bring a supportive person to the pre-trial hearing
Right to have input in the pre-trial diversion program
Right to inform the court of the impact of crime at the sentencing hearing
Right to object to a plea agreement
Right to object to a proposed disposition or sentence
Right to request a speedy trial
Right to submit an oral or written statement about the impact of the crime, and recommendations at the parole hearing of certain offenders.
The Right to Protection from Harm
Employers may not discipline or dismiss victims or witnesses who are called to testify in court.
Tampering with a witness is against Minnesota law.
Victims have the right to a secure waiting area during court.
Victims/Witnesses do not have to give their addresses in open court.
The Right to Apply for Financial Assistance
Victims can request the court to order the defendant to pay restitution.
Victims may be eligible for financial assistance from the state if they have suffered economic loss as the result of a violent crime.
Victims of certain violent crimes may request the convicted offender submit to testing for the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Victims of domestic assault and harassment have a right to receive notification from the prosecutor if a decision is made not to prosecute, or if the charges against the defendant are dismissed. If dismissed, a record must be made of the specific reasons for dismissal.