2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 31: Criminal Procedure
Article 26: Victims of Crime, 31-26-1 through 31-26-16
Section 31-26-4: Victim's rights.


NM Stat § 31-26-4 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

31-26-4. Victim's rights.

A victim shall have the right to:

A. be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's dignity and privacy throughout the criminal justice process;

B. timely disposition of the case;

C. be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process;

D. notification of court proceedings;

E. attend all public court proceedings the accused has the right to attend;

F. confer with the prosecution;

G. make a statement to the court at sentencing and at any post-sentencing hearings for the accused;

H. restitution from the person convicted of the criminal offense that caused the victim's loss or injury;

I. information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, escape or release of the accused;

J. have the prosecuting attorney notify the victim's employer, if requested by the victim, of the necessity of the victim's cooperation and testimony in a court proceeding that may necessitate the absence of the victim from work for good cause;

K. promptly receive any property belonging to the victim that is being held for evidentiary purposes by a law enforcement agency or the prosecuting attorney, unless there are compelling evidentiary reasons for retention of the victim's property; and

L. be informed by the court at a sentencing proceeding that the offender is eligible to earn meritorious deductions from the offender's sentence and the amount of meritorious deductions that may be earned by the offender.

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