When a person commits a crime that involves a victim, a number of laws apply that provide the victim with several rights. Some of these rights allow for the victim to collect restitution, speak at sentencing, be afforded a victim’s rights advocate and confer with the prosecutor. In every respect, these are important rights.
Article 1, Section 24 of Michigan’s Constitution provides as follows:
Crime victims, as defined by law, shall have the following rights, as provided by law: