Victims or designated family members of victims of certain crimes are entitled to certain rights under Louisiana's Crime Victim Bill of Rights, Louisiana Constitution Article 1 Section 25 and Revised Statutes 46:1841 including but not limited to:

  1. The right to reasonable notice and to be present and heard during all critical stages of pre- and post-conviction proceedings;
  2. The right to confer with the prosecution prior to final disposition of the case;
  3. The right to refuse to be interviewed by the accused or a representative of the accused;
  4. The right to review and comment on any presentence report;
  5. The right to a reasonably prompt conclusion of the case;
  6. The right to seek restitution;
  7. The right to be informed upon the release from custody or the escape of the accused or the offender.

In order for a victim or designated family member to be eligible to receive notices hereunder and exercise the rights provided in this Chapter, the victim or designated family member must complete a form promulgated by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, The Louisiana Victim Notice and Registration Form.

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