Marsy’s Law is seeking to elevate key rights of crime victims into the state’s Constitution to ensure that victims have rights that are equal, in stature, to the constitutional rights of the accused and convicted. Marsy’s Law for NH, or CACR 22, provides crime victims and their families with the following constitutional rights:
- to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim’s safety, dignity, and privacy;
- upon request, to reasonable and timely notice of and to be present at all proceedings involving the criminal or delinquent conduct;
- to be heard in any proceeding involving release, plea, sentencing, disposition, parole, and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is implicated;
- to reasonable protection from the accused or any person acting on behalf of the accused;
- to refuse an interview, deposition, or other discovery request made by the accused or any person acting on behalf of the accused;
- to full and timely restitution;
- to proceedings free from unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion to a case.