Victim's Rights

As a victim you have the right to:
be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process, and informed of the constitutional rights provided by statute;

be reasonably informed when the accused or convicted person is arrested, released from custody, or has escaped;

be informed of and present at all criminal proceedings which are dispositive of the charges where the defendant has the right to be present;

be reasonably informed of and be allowed to submit either a written or oral statement at all hearings affecting bond or jail;

be heard at any proceeding involving a post arrest decision, a plea, or sentencing;

be reasonably protected from the accused or persons acting on his behalf throughout the criminal justice process;

confer with the prosecution, after the crime has been charged, before the trial or before any disposition and informed of the disposition;

have reasonable access after the conclusion of the criminal investigation to all documents relating to the crime before trial;

receive prompt and full restitution from the person or persons convicted of the criminal conduct that caused the loss or injury including both adults and juvenile offenders;

be informed of any proceedings when any post-conviction action is being considered, and be present at any post-conviction hearing involving a post-conviction release decision;

a reasonable disposition and prompt and final conclusion of the case;
To find out more about your rights as a victim of crime, please contact the law enforcement victim advocate at the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office: (864) 503-4625, (864) 503-4626, or (864) 503-4627.