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Victim and Witness rights
  • Be treated with fairness, respect and dignity;
  • Be free from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process;
  • Be informed about victims' rights;
  • Be reasonably informed about criminal proceedings;
  • Be informed if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes;
  • Confer with the prosecution before the case is heard in court;
  • Be present at criminal proceedings where the accused has the right to be present;
  • Be heard at proceedings affecting bond, bail, release, pleas or sentencing;
  • Have reasonable access to documents relating to the crime before trial;
  • Receive restitution from the adult or juvenile offenders; and 
  • reasonable, prompt and final conclusion of the case.
For a complete list of your rights, please go to or call the S.C. State Attorney's Office at 1-803-734-3970.