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§ 15A‑835.  Posttrialresponsibilities.

(a)        Within 30 daysafter the final trial court proceeding in the case, the district attorney'soffice shall notify the victim, in writing, of:

(1)        The finaldisposition of the case.

(2)        The crimes of whichthe defendant was convicted.

(3)        The defendant'sright to appeal, if any.

(4)        The telephone numberof offices to contact in the event of nonpayment of restitution by thedefendant.

(b)        Upon a defendant'sgiving notice of appeal to the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court, thedistrict attorney's office shall forward to the Attorney General's office thedefendant's name and the victim's name, address, and telephone number. Uponreceipt of this information, and thereafter as the circumstances require, theAttorney General's office shall provide the victim with the following:

(1)        A clear and conciseexplanation of how the appellate process works, including information aboutpossible actions that may be taken by the appellate court.

(2)        Notice of the date,time, and place of any appellate proceedings involving the defendant. Noticeshall be given in a manner that is reasonably calculated to be received by thevictim prior to the date of the proceedings.

(3)        The finaldisposition of an appeal.

(c)        If the defendanthas been released on bail pending the outcome of the appeal, the agency thathas custody of the defendant shall notify the investigating law enforcementagency as soon as practicable, and within 72 hours of receipt of thenotification the investigating law enforcement agency shall notify the victimthat the defendant has been released.

(d)        If the defendant'sconviction is overturned, and the district attorney's office decides to retrythe case or the case is remanded to superior court for a new trial, the victimshall be entitled to the same rights under this Article as if the first trialdid not take place.

(e)        Repealed by SessionLaws 2001‑302, s. 1. (1998‑212, s. 19.4(c); 2001‑302, s. 1;2001‑433, s. 6; 2001‑487, s. 120.)