As a victim, you have the right:
- To have your property returned by law enforcement agencies as soon as it is no longer needed as evidence.
- To be notified of the date and time of all court proceedings in this case and to be present at those proceedings.
- To communicate with the prosecutor and be advised of a possible plea agreement by the prosecuting attorney prior to entering into a plea agreement.
- To refuse an interview or other contact by the defendant or by any persons acting on behalf of the defendant unless the Court orders otherwise.
- To express your feelings to the Judge about the affect the crime has had on your life, either in a pre-sentence report given to the Judge or directly to the Judge under oath at the time of sentencing.
- To read the pre-sentence report prior to sentencing.
- To be informed of the outcome of the case, including appeal.
- To be notified by the Commission for Pardons and Parole of relevant parole or commutation hearings, and have the opportunity to address the Commission, either in person or in writing.
- To be notified whenever the defendant is released or escapes custody.
For further information about your rights, contact Moscow Police Department at 208-882-COPS (2677).
Sexual Assault Response Commitment
Sexual Assault, including acquaintance and date rape, is a very serious concern of the Moscow Police Department and the University of Idaho. If you are a victim of a sexual assault, the Moscow Police Department and the University of Idaho are committed to the following:
- We will treat you and your particular case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding and professionalism.
- Our officers will not prejudge you, nor will you be blamed for what occurred.
- We will meet with you privately, at a time and local place of your choice, to take your report.
- If you would feel more comfortable talking to us with an advocate or friend present, we will do our best to contact such a person for you.
- We will assist you in arranging for any necessary hospital treatment or other medical needs. We will also assist you in obtaining emergency housing, if needed.
- We will fully investigate your case and help you to achieve the best outcome. This may involve the arrest and full prosecution of the suspect responsible. You will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the investigation and/or prosecution.
- We will assist you in privately contacting counseling and other available resources.
- We will continue to be available to answer your questions, to explain the system and process involved (prosecutor, courts, etc.) and to be a listening ear, if you wish.
- We will consider your case seriously regardless of your gender or the gender or status of the suspect.
- We will inform you of your rights as a victim, including your right to be present at hearings or court actions regarding your case.