Code of Alabama - Title 15: Criminal Procedure - Section 15-23-72 - Right to pre-sentence information

Section 15-23-72 - Right to pre-sentence information.

The prosecuting attorney shall provide to the victim the date of a conviction, acquittal, or dismissal of the charges filed against the defendant and prior to sentencing, when applicable, notice of the following:

(1) The criminal offense for which the defendant was convicted, acquitted, or the effect of a dismissal of the charges filed against the defendant.

(2) If the defendant is convicted, on request, the victim shall be notified, if applicable, of the following:

a. The existence and function of the pre-sentence report.

b. The name, address, and telephone number of the office of the Board of Pardons and Paroles which is preparing the pre-sentence report.

c. The right to make a victim impact statement.

d. The right of the defendant to view the pre-sentence report.

e. The right to be present and be heard at any sentencing proceeding.

f. The time, place, and date of the sentencing proceeding.

g. If the court orders restitution, the right to pursue collection of the restitution as provided by Section 15-18-65 et seq.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-583, p. 1234, §13.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021