Victim’s Rights

To preserve and protect the rights of victims of crime to justice and due process, victims shall be entitled to the following basic rights:

  1. The right to confer with the prosecution.
  2. The right to be free from intimidation, harassment and abuse throughout the criminal justice system.
  3. The right to be present at all proceedings where the defendant has the right to be present.
  4. The right to be heard, when relevant, at all critical stages of the criminal justice process as defined by the General Assembly.
  5. The right to be informed of all proceedings, and of the release, transfer or escape of the accused or convicted person.
  6. The right to a speedy trial or disposition and a prompt and final conclusion of the case after the conviction or sentence.
  7. The right to restitution from the offender.
  8. The right to be informed of each of the rights established for victims.

The District Attorney General of the 26th Judicial District is Jerry Woodall. The assistant District Attorney who is presently assigned to handle City Court matters is Matthew Floyd. If a case is bound to the Grand Jury, and if the Grand Jury indicts that individual, the case will be heard by one of the circuit judges in the Criminal Justice Complex. The victim would be contacted by the District Attorney General’s Office prior to a hearing in Circuit Court. For further information, you can call 731.423.5800.