A victim of a domestic charge in Idaho has the following Constitutional Rights:
- Without a Request to the Prosecutor:
- To be notified about all hearings scheduled in their case.
- To be present at all hearings.
- To communicate with the prosecutor - Often prosecutors will not communicate with victims directly, but will use a victim witness coordinator instead. If you need help reaching a prosecutor in a case, please let us know and we can help facilitate.
- To give a victim impact statement at any hearing where a defendant pleads guilty, is sentenced, or is released from jail or prison.
- To have the defendant pay for any doctors bills from the domestic violence incident.
- To refuse to talk with the defendant or their attorney.
- To read pre-sentence reports prepared for sentencing in a felony case.
- With a Request to the Prosecutor:
- To be notified of the sentence imposed.
- To be notified if the defendant is released from custody.
A victim of a domestic charge in Idaho also has these additional rights: