23A-28C-2 Notice of rights--Victim's response--Confidentiality.
Notice of rights--Victim's response--Confidentiality.
At the commencement of
a criminal proceeding subject to the terms of this chapter, the prosecutor, by first class mail or
electronic mail notification, shall advise the victim of the rights set forth in this chapter. In order to
take advantage of such rights, the victim shall advise the prosecutor of the desire to participate. A
victim may choose to participate only in certain enumerated phases of the proceedings. A victim
wishing to participate shall advise the prosecutor or the Department of Corrections of the place
where notifications, including electronic notification, required under this chapter are to be made, and
of any changes in the place of notification. A prosecutor receiving notification of a victim's wish to
participate shall keep record of that notification and most recent place of notification through the
time of the defendant's final discharge from the criminal justice system. If the defendant is sentenced
to the state prison system, the prosecutor shall forward the information to the Department of
Corrections and the Department of Corrections shall keep record of the request for notification and
the most recent place of notification until the defendant's final discharge from prison and parole. The
request for notification and the place of notification is confidential and may not be disclosed to the
Source: SL 1991, ch 202, § 2; SL 1995, ch 137, § 2; SL 1999, ch 126, § 4; SL 2014, ch 116, § 7.