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§15B‑14.  Effect of prosecution or conviction of offender.

(a)        An award ofcompensation may be approved whether or not any person is prosecuted orconvicted for committing the conduct that is the basis of the award. Proof ofconviction of a person whose conduct gave rise to a claim is conclusiveevidence that  the crime was committed, unless an application for rehearing, anappeal of the conviction, or a writ of certiorari is pending, or a rehearing ornew trial has been ordered.

(b)        Upon a request ofthe Attorney General, the proceedings in a claim for an award of compensationmay be suspended pending disposition of a criminal prosecution that has beencommenced or is imminent.

(c)        In making an award,any specific statement of loss to a victim that a trial court has included inits judgment in the case may be considered. (1983, c. 832, s. 1; 1987, c.819, s. 24; 1991, c. 301, s. 1.)