Introduction to Key Victim-Oriented State Statutes 2006


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Over several decades, New York State has enacted significant victim-oriented statutes. From the right to file victim impact statements and speak at sentencing, to the right to obtain compensation and seek restitution for any actual or consequential financial losses as a result of identity theft, these key statutes and other protections are testaments to the efforts and leadership of activists and survivors.

The purpose of this summary is to provide survivors of crime and others with a basic understanding or foundation of the law. Since this is not an exhaustive listing, you should consult the statutory text and counsel for additional information and references.

The following statutory guide, reflecting enactments through September 2006, outlines key laws that provide rights and remedies for victims of crime including

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