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House Bill 1175

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1175 (Updated April 28, 2009 11:35 am - DI 84)

Victims' rights. Provides that if a motion is made to postpone a trial or other court proceeding involving certain offenses, the court shall consider whether a postponement will have an adverse impact on certain victims. Provides that a victim has the right to be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse throughout the criminal justice process. Specifies that "defense counsel" includes an agent for defense counsel or for a defendant. Provides that, if defense counsel would like to interview a child less than 16 years of age who is a victim or alleged victim of a sex offense, defense counsel must contact the prosecuting attorney. Specifies that the prosecuting attorney may not instruct the child not to speak with defense counsel. Authorizes a court to impose reasonable conditions on an interview if the parties are unable to reach an agreement on the conditions of the interview without the intervention of the court.
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