Crime Victim Rights Act

Crimes Covered by the Victims Rights Act

The Constitution of the State of Colorado and the laws of this State of Colorado guarantee certain rights to victims of the following criminal acts:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide and Vehicular Homicide
  • Assault
  • Menacing
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual Assault
  • Incest and Aggravated Incest
  • Child Abuse
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Crimes against at-risk adults and at-risk juveniles
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Violation of a criminal protection order issued against a person charged with sexual assault
  • Robbery
  • Crimes for which the underlying foundation has been determined to be domestic violence
  • Careless driving that results in the death of another person
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in the death of another person
  • Stalking
  • Human Trafficking
  • Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification
  • A Bias motivated crime
  • Retaliation against a victim or witness
  • Tampering with a victim or witness
  • Intimidation and aggravated intimidation of a victim or witness
  • Retaliation against a judge or juror
  • Any criminal attempt, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, or accessory involving any of the crimes specified above.

If the victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights are guaranteed to the victim's spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, significant other, or any other lawful representative.

The Rights of Crime Victims

Victims of the crimes listed on this page have the right to:

  • Treatment with fairness, respect, and dignity
  • Protection from intimidation and harm
  • Information about the various phases of the case, including investigation, prosecution, trial, and sentencing
  • Notification about arrests, release of defendants, the time and location of legal proceedings, time and location of trials, continuances or other delays in trial proceedings, sentencing, and parole hearings
  • Provide information and input into the criminal justice process, especially during such key phases as bond hearings, plea bargaining, sentencing, and parole hearings
  • Restitution as a condition of sentencing and civil remedy
  • Speedy return of property after the case is settled and it is no longer needed as evidence
  • Information about eligibility for state crime compensation or financial support, where applicable, and help in completing application forms in a timely manner
  • Information about any other rights pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Colorado

Additional Rights

After a suspect has been convicted of a crime against the victim, and upon written request of that victim, state and local correctional authorities will notify the victim of:

  • The institution where the person is incarcerated or otherwise being held
  • The projected release date of the person
  • Any release of the person including furlough, work release, or community corrections in advance of the projected release date
  • Scheduled parole hearing for the person and any changes in hearing schedules
  • Any escape of the person from a correctional facility or program
  • The death of the person while in a correctional facility or program

In addition, upon request of the victim, correctional officials will keep confidential the addresses, phone numbers, place of employment, or other personal information about the victim or the victim's immediate family.

Contact Information

If you need additional information about victim's rights, please contact;

  • 5th Judicial District Attorney (Eagle County)
    0955 Chambers Avenue.
    P.O. Box 295
    Eagle, CO 81631

    Phone: 970-328-6947

  • 9th Judicial District Attorney (Pitkin County)
    506 E Main St.
    Aspen, CO 81611

    Phone: 970-920-5341