The Availability of Crime Victims’ Rights Under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004

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The rights provided by the Crime Victims Rights Act are guaranteed from the time that criminal proceedings are initiated (by complaint, information, or indictment) and cease to be available if all charges are dismissed either voluntarily or on the merits (or if the Government declines to bring formal charges after the filing of a complaint).

Updated July 23, 2014