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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 165 : Victims

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 5312)
  • § 5312. Victim’s interest in speedy prosecution

    (a) The prosecutor’s office shall make every effort to inform a victim of a listed crime of any pending motion that may substantially delay any deposition, change of plea, trial, sentencing hearing, or restitution hearing. The prosecutor shall inform the court of how the victim was notified and the victim’s position on the motion, if any. In the event the victim was not notified, the prosecutor shall inform the court why notification did not take place.

    (b) If a victim of a listed crime objects to a delay, the court shall consider the victim’s objection. (Added 1995, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 9a, eff. Sept. 1, 1996; amended 2007, No. 40, § 2.)