California Penal Code Title 17 - Rights of Victims and Witnesses of Crime

  • Section 679.
    In recognition of the civil and moral duty of victims and witnesses of crime to fully and voluntarily cooperate with law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies,...
  • Section 679.01.
    As used in this title, the following definitions shall control:(a) Crime means an act committed in this state which, if committed by a competent adult,...
  • Section 679.02.
    (a) The following are hereby established as the statutory rights of victims and witnesses of crimes:(1) To be notified as soon as feasible that a...
  • Section 679.026.
    (a) It is the intent of the people of the State of California in enacting this section to implement the rights of victims of crime...
  • Section 679.03.
    (a) With respect to the conviction of a defendant involving a violent offense, as defined in Section 29905, the county district attorney, probation department, and...
  • Section 679.04.
    (a) A victim of sexual assault as the result of any offense specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 264.2 has the right...
  • Section 679.05.
    (a) A victim of domestic violence or abuse, as defined in Sections 6203 or 6211 of the Family Code, or Section 13700 of the Penal...
  • Section 679.08.
    (a) (1) Whenever there has been a crime committed against a victim, the law enforcement officer assigned to the case may provide the victim of...
  • Section 679.10.
    (a) For purposes of this section, a certifying entity is any of the following:(1) A state or local law enforcement agency.(2) A prosecutor.(3) A judge.(4)...
  • Section 680.
    (a) This section shall be known as and may be cited as the Sexual Assault Victims DNA Bill of Rights. (b) The Legislature finds and...

Last modified: September 9, 2016