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The North Carolina Constitution and NC General Statutes, guarantee Victims of Crime the following rights: 


  • Upon request to reasonable, accurate and timely notice of court proceedings

  • Upon request to be present at court proceedings

  • Be reasonably heard at any court proceeding involving the plea, conviction, adjudication, sentencing or release

  • Receive restitution in a reasonably timely manner when ordered by the court

  • Be given information about the crime or act of delinquency, how the CJ system works, rights of victims, the availability of services for victims

  • Upon request to receive information about the conviction, adjudication or final disposition and sentencing

  • Upon request to receive notification of escape, release, proposed parole or pardon or notice of a reprieve or commutation

  • Present the victim’s views and concerns to the Governor or agency considering any action that could result in the release of the accused, prior to such action becoming effective

  • Reasonably confer with the prosecution

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