Participation in Prosecution

Minnesota Statute 611A provides for the following rights for victims.

You have the right to participate in prosecution, including:

  • Attend hearings
  • Be present at sentencing and plea presentation hearings
  • Bring a supportive person to court hearings
  • Inform the court at the sentencing hearing of social and economic impact of crime on persons and businesses in the community
  • Inform the court of the impact of crime orally or in writing at the sentencing hearing (Victim Impact Statement)
  • Object orally or in writing to a plea agreement at the hearing
  • Object orally or in writing to a proposed disposition or sentence.
  • Provide input in a pretrial diversion decision
  • Request a probation review hearing if restitution is not paid as ordered
  • Request a speedy trial
  • Submit statement regarding decision to discharge/release an offender from civil commitment