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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 230 : Expungement and Sealing of Criminal History Records

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 7608)
  • § 7608. Victims

    (a) At the time a petition is filed pursuant to this chapter, the respondent shall give notice of the petition to any victim of the offense who is known to the respondent. The victim shall have the right to offer the respondent a statement prior to any stipulation or to offer the court a statement. The disposition of the petition shall not be unnecessarily delayed pending receipt of a victim’s statement. The respondent’s inability to locate a victim after a reasonable effort has been made shall not be a bar to granting a petition.

    (b) As used in this section, “reasonable effort” means attempting to contact the victim by first-class mail at the victim’s last known address and by telephone at the victim’s last known phone number. (Added 2011, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)