2011 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 13 Criminal Code
13-4408 Pretrial notice


AZ Rev Stat § 13-4408 (1996 through 1st Reg Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

13-4408. Pretrial notice

A. Within seven days after the prosecutor charges a criminal offense by complaint, information or indictment and the accused is in custody or has been served a summons, the prosecutor's office shall give the victim notice of the following:

1. The victim's rights under the victims' bill of rights, article II, section 2.1, Constitution of Arizona, any implementing legislation and court rule.

2. The charge or charges against the defendant and a clear and concise statement of the procedural steps involved in a criminal prosecution.

3. The procedures a victim shall follow to invoke his right to confer with the prosecuting attorney pursuant to section 13-4419.

4. The person within the prosecutor's office to contact for more information.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section, if a prosecutor declines to proceed with a prosecution after the final submission of a case by a law enforcement agency at the end of an investigation, the prosecutor shall, before the decision not to proceed is final, notify the victim and provide the victim with the reasons for declining to proceed with the case. The notice shall inform the victim of his right on request to confer with the prosecutor before the decision not to proceed is final. Such notice applies only to violations of a state criminal statute.


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