VICTIMS RIGHTS (Marsy’s Law)
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, respect, dignity, and to be protected from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process
- You have the right, upon request, to be informed about victims’ rights, criminal proceedings, and if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes.
- To be notified, register with VINE at www.vinelink.com or call 1-800-511-1670
- If offender is in custody, click “Find an Offender”
- To be notified of court dates, click “Find an Offender Court Case”
- You have the right to have your safety, dignity, and privacy to be considered
- You have the right to be heard at bond, bail release, pleas, or sentencing
- You have the right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay
- You have the right to be present at criminal proceedings
- You have the right to consult with prosecution
- You have standing to assert your rights, have an attorney assert your rights, or request the Attorney for the Commonwealth assert your rights
- You have the right to full restitution paid by the convicted
All cases involving violence or threats between family members or partners are assigned to victim advocates for follow-up.
- Advocates attempt to contact the victims within 24 hours from the time the police are called.
- Advocates are available to assist victims in seeking information, linking to resources, and planning for safety.
- They are also able to update victims regarding case status and the court process, accompany victims to file protective orders, and attend court with victims.
- Bilingual services available
Circuit Court Cases involving all felonies may call the Commonwealth Attorney's Victim Advocate at (859) 246-2060.
District Court Cases involving all misdemeanors may call the County Attorney's Office Victim Advocate at (859) 254-4941.
Extra patrol requests
If you have been threatened with retaliation, intimidated, or fear further victimization and would like to request an extra patrol by officers, call (859) 258-3600.
Fraud, scams and identity theft
Visit the police department's Financial Crimes Unit page for information regarding crimes of:
- identity theft
- theft by deception
- fraudulent use of credit cards