Victim & Witness Rights

  • Be free from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process
  • Be heard at proceedings affecting bond, bail, release, pleas or sentencing
  • Be informed about victims' rights
  • Be informed if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes
  • Be present at criminal proceedings where the accused has the right to be present
  • Be reasonably informed about criminal proceedings
  • Be treated with fairness, respect. and dignity
  • Confer with the prosecution before the case is heard in court
  • Have reasonable access to documents relating to the crime before trial
  • A reasonable, prompt and final conclusion of the case
  • Receive restitution from the adult or juvenile offenders

For a complete list of your rights, please go to Department of Crime Victim Compensation or call the South Carolina State Attorney's Office at 803-734-3970.