“Is the complainant able to influence my sentence?”

In a case involving a serious crime, the victim has a right, under New York’s Criminal Procedure Law 380.50(2) to be notified and to participate in the sentencing. Where the accused was convicted or plead guilty to a violent felony offense, the victim should be notified by the prosecutor within 60 days of the final disposition of the case.  Under Criminal Procedure Law 440.50(1), a crime victim statement is considered during the parole process.

Upon request by the complainant, under New York’s Criminal Procedure Law 440.50, the prosecutor must provide the victim with written notice of the final disposition of the case, whether the end result is acquittal, dismissal, or a conviction and sentence.

Please be advised, this is not legal advice. For a free consultation, contact a criminal defense attorney buffalo ny, criminal lawyer buffalo ny, Criminal Lawyer Niagara Falls NY, or Criminal Lawyer Amherst NY.

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