Marsy’s Rights/SA Bill of Rights

Under the Nevada Constitution, victims of crime have rights that include: 
To be treated with fairness and respect for his or her privacy and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment and abuse, throughout the criminal or juvenile justice process.
To be reasonably protected from the defendant and persons acting on behalf of the defendant.
To have the safety of the victim and the victim’s family considered as a factor in fixing the amount of bail and release conditions for the defendant.
To full and timely restitution.
Click here for a full list of these rights. Victim's Bill of Rights 

If you are a victim of a crime that is being prosecuted by our office and you wish to exercise these rights, download and complete this form Reasonable Notification of Proceedings and return it to: 

Douglas County District Attorney’s Office
Victim Witness Unit 
PO Box 218
Minden, NV 89423

Or email to

Victims of sexual assault have further protections under the Nevada Sexual Assault Bill of Rights. These rights are: 
Certain criminal justice information that reveals the identity of a victim of certain sexual offenses is confidential and can only be disclosed for preparation of the defense absent good cause or waiver by the victim [NRS 200.3771];
A victim of certain sexual offenses may, upon written request, choose a pseudonym to be used instead of the victim’s name on all files, records and documents of the case [NRS 200.3772]; and
A victim of certain sexual offenses has a right to notice of the disposition of the case and to a certified copy of any no contact order imposed as a condition of sentencing [NRS 200.3784].

While a victim is not a party to a criminal proceeding, a victim may assert the rights listed above in any court with jurisdiction over the matter. Contact our Victim Witness Unit at 775-782-9800 to discuss these rights with a Victim Witness Coordinator.