What specific rights does Marsy’s Law in Oklahoma ensure victims of crime?

The passage of Marsy’s Law/SQ 794 added the following rights for victims to the Oklahoma Constitution:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's safety, dignity and privacy;
  • The right, upon request, to be provided with reasonable and timely notice of and to be present at all proceedings involving the criminal or delinquent conduct;
  • The right to be heard in any proceeding involving release, plea, sentencing, disposition, parole and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is implicated;
  • The right to reasonable protection; upon request,
  • The right to reasonable notice of any release or escape of an accused;
  • The right to refuse an interview or other request made by the accused or any person acting on behalf of the accused, unless subpoenaed by defense counsel
  • The right to full and timely restitution;
  • The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion of the case;
  • The right, upon request, to confer with the attorney for the state;
  • The right to be informed of all rights enumerated above.

Furthermore, the Constitution gives victims the right to seek enforcement of those rights before a court if they believe their rights have been violated.


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