In 1994, Idaho voters added Rights for Crime Victims to the Idaho Constitution. Idaho law also provides victims certain rights.
Which Criminal Offenses Equip Victims With Rights?
Any charged felony or misdemeanor involving physical injury or threat of physical injury, sexual assault offenses, and juvenile offenses involving acts that would be considered felonies if committed by adults.
Who Is A Victim Of Crime?
Any individual who suffers direct or threatened physical, financial or emotional harm as a result of a crime or juvenile offense. Rights apply to the immediate families of homicide victims, or victims that are unable to exercise these rights, such as children. The court may designate someone from the family to exercise these rights.
When Do Victim's Rights Begin?
When a criminal complaint or juvenile petition is filed by the prosecuting attorney. This is when a case is filed with the court (charged), NOT when a statement is given to the officer. To exercise your rights as a victim, you must make a written request to the District Court on a form provided by the prosecuting attorney.
Who Is The Prosecuting Attorney?
The elected or appointed official who represents the interests of the people of the State of Idaho for the county or city where they work. Under Idaho's Constitution, they must choose which cases to prosecute or charge.
Who Should I Contact For Assistance?
Fremont County has a victims' rights coordinator. She is Eunice Mora-Valles.