Victim Bill of Rights

Basic Rights
Victims of violent crimes now have certain basic rights in Hawaii. You are entitled to receive notification upon written request of:
  • Arrest and release of the suspect or defendant
  • Case information
  • Dates of court proceedings and appearances
  • Plea bargaining
  • Final case disposition
  • Parole hearings
  • Protection from threats or harm
  • Property Return as soon as possible
  • Secure Waiting Area at the courthouse
  • Referral Information for financial assistance and social services
  • Victim Impact Statement at time of sentencing and minimum term parole hearing, and to be present at either hearing