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950.04

950.04 Basic bill of rights for victims and witnesses.

950.04(1v)

(1v) Rights of victims. Victims of crimes have the following rights:

950.04(1v)(a)

(a) To have his or her interest considered when the court is deciding whether to grant a continuance in the case, as provided under ss. 938.315 (2) and 971.10 (3) (b) 3.

950.04(1v)(b)

(b) To attend court proceedings in the case, subject to ss. 906.15 and 938.299 (1). The court may require the victim to exercise his or her right under this paragraph using telephone or live audiovisual means, if available, if the victim is under arrest, incarcerated, imprisoned or otherwise detained by any law enforcement agency or is admitted or committed on an inpatient basis to a treatment facility under ch. 51, 971 or 980, and the victim does not have a person specified in s. 950.02 (4) (a) 3. to exercise the victim's right under this paragraph.

950.04(1v)(bm)

(bm) To be provided with appropriate intercession services to ensure that employers of victims will cooperate with the criminal justice process and the juvenile justice process in order to minimize an employee's loss of pay and other benefits resulting from court appearances.

950.04(1v)(c)

(c) To be accompanied by a service representative, as provided under s. 895.45.

950.04(1v)(d)

(d) To request an order for, and to be given the results of, testing to determine the presence of a communicable disease, as provided under ss. 938.296 or 968.38.

950.04(1v)(dL)

(dL) To not be the subject of a law enforcement officer's or district attorney's order, request, or suggestion that he or she submit to a test using a lie detector, as defined in s. 111.37 (1) (b), if he or she claims to have been the victim of a sexual assault under s. 940.22 (2), 940.225, 948.02 (1) or (2), or 948.085, except as permitted under s. 968.265.

950.04(1v)(e)

(e) To be provided a waiting area under ss. 938.2965 and 967.10.

950.04(1v)(em)

(em) To have his or her interests considered by the court in determining whether to exclude persons from a preliminary hearing, as provided under s. 970.03 (4).

950.04(1v)(er)

(er) To not be compelled to submit to a pretrial interview or deposition by a defendant or his or her attorney as provided under s. 971.23 (6c).

950.04(1v)(f)

(f) To have the earned release review commission make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim of applications for parole or release to extended supervision, as provided under s. 304.06 (1).

950.04(1v)(g)

(g) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim of hearings or court proceedings, as provided under ss. 302.114 (6), 938.27 (4m) and (6), 938.273 (2), 971.095 (3) and 972.14 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(gm)

(gm) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim of an offender who submits a petition for sentence adjustment as provided under s. 973.195 (1r) (d), an offender who applies for release to extended supervision under s. 302.113 (2) (b), 302.1135, or 304.06 (1), or an offender who applies for a reduction under s. 973.01 (4m).

950.04(1v)(i)

(i) To have, at his or her request, the opportunity to consult with intake workers, district attorneys and corporation counsel in cases under ch. 938, as provided under ss. 938.245 (1m), 938.265 and 938.32 (1) (am).

950.04(1v)(j)

(j) To have, at his or her request, the opportunity to consult with the prosecution in a case brought in a court of criminal jurisdiction, as provided under s. 971.095 (2).

950.04(1v)(k)

(k) To a speedy disposition of the case in which they are involved as a victim in order to minimize the length of time they must endure the stress of their responsibilities in connection with the matter.

950.04(1v)(L)

(L) To have the district attorney or corporation counsel, whichever is applicable, make a reasonable attempt to contact the victim concerning the victim's right to make a statement, as provided under ss. 938.32 (1) (b) 2., 938.335 (3m) (b) and 972.14 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(m)

(m) To provide statements concerning sentencing, disposition, or parole, as provided under ss. 304.06 (1) (e), 938.32 (1) (b) 1g., 938.335 (3m) (ag), and 972.14 (3) (a).

950.04(1v)(n)

(n) To have direct input in the parole decision-making process, as provided by the rules promulgated under s. 304.06 (1) (em).

950.04(1v)(nn)

(nn) To attend parole interviews or hearings and make statements as provided under s. 304.06 (1) (eg).

950.04(1v)(nt)

(nt) To attend a hearing on a petition for modification of a sentence and provide a statement concerning modification of the sentence, as provided under s. 302.1135 (4).

950.04(1v)(o)

(o) To have information concerning the impact of a delinquent act on the victim included in a court report under s. 938.33 and to have the person preparing the court report attempt to contact the victim, as provided under s. 938.331.

950.04(1v)(p)

(p) To have the person preparing a presentence investigation under s. 972.15 make a reasonable attempt to contact the victim, as provided in s. 972.15 (2m).

950.04(1v)(pm)

(pm) To have the court provided with information pertaining to the economic, physical and psychological effect of the crime upon the victim and have the information considered by the court.

950.04(1v)(q)

(q) To restitution, as provided under ss. 938.245 (2) (a) 5., 938.32 (1t), 938.34 (5), 938.345, 943.212, 943.23 (6), 943.245, 943.51 and 973.20.

950.04(1v)(qm)

(qm) To recompense as provided under s. 969.13 (5) (a).

950.04(1v)(r)

(r) To a judgment for unpaid restitution, as provided under ss. 895.035 (2m) and 973.09 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(rm)

(rm) To compensation, as provided under subch. I of ch. 949.

950.04(1v)(s)

(s) To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence, subject to s. 968.205. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis, property subject to preservation under s. 968.205, and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person within 10 days of being taken.

950.04(1v)(t)

(t) To receive information from law enforcement agencies, as provided under s. 950.08 (2g).

950.04(1v)(u)

(u) To receive information from district attorneys, as provided under s. 950.08 (2r).

950.04(1v)(um)

(um) To have district attorneys make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 971.17 (4m) regarding conditional releases under s. 971.17.

950.04(1v)(v)

(v) To have the department of corrections make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 301.046 (4) regarding community residential confinements, under s. 301.048 (4m) regarding participation in the intensive sanctions program, under s. 301.38 regarding escapes from a Type 1 prison, under s. 301.46 (3) regarding persons registered under s. 301.45, under s. 302.105 regarding release upon expiration of certain sentences, under s. 304.063 regarding extended supervision and parole releases, and under s. 938.51 regarding release or escape of a juvenile from correctional custody.

950.04(1v)(vm)

(vm) To have the appropriate clerk of court send the victim a copy of an inmate's petition for extended supervision and notification of the hearing on that petition under s. 302.114 (6).

950.04(1v)(w)

(w) To have the department of corrections make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 303.068 (4m) regarding leave granted to qualified inmates under s. 303.068.

950.04(1v)(x)

(x) To have the department of health services make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 971.17 (6m) regarding termination or discharge under s. 971.17 and under s. 51.37 (10) regarding home visits under s. 51.37 (10).

950.04(1v)(xm)

(xm) To have the department of health services make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 980.11 regarding supervised release under s. 980.08 and discharge under s. 980.09 (4).

950.04(1v)(y)

(y) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim concerning actions taken in a juvenile proceeding, as provided under ss. 938.24 (5m), 938.25 (2m), 938.312 and 938.346.

950.04(1v)(yd)

(yd) To have the appropriate clerk of court make a reasonable attempt to send the victim a copy of a motion made under s. 974.07 (2) for postconviction deoxyribonucleic acid testing of certain evidence and notification of any hearing on that motion, as provided under s. 974.07 (4).

950.04(1v)(ym)

(ym) To have the governor make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim of a pardon application, as provided under s. 304.09 (2) and (3).

950.04(1v)(z)

(z) To make a written statement concerning pardon applications, as provided under s. 304.10 (2).

950.04(1v)(zm)

(zm) To request information from a district attorney concerning the disposition of a case involving a crime of which he or she was a victim, as provided under s. 971.095 (6).

950.04(1v)(zx)

(zx) To complain to the department of justice concerning the treatment of crime victims, as provided under s. 950.08 (3), and to request review by the crime victims rights board of the complaint, as provided under s. 950.09 (2).

950.04(2w)

(2w) Rights of witnesses. Witnesses of crimes have the following rights:

950.04(2w)(a)

(a) To request information from the district attorney about the final disposition of the case.

950.04(2w)(b)

(b) To be notified that a court proceeding to which they have been subpoenaed will not go on as scheduled, in order to save the person an unnecessary trip to court.

950.04(2w)(c)

(c) To receive protection from harm and threats of harm arising out of their cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution efforts, and to be provided with information as to the level of protection available.

950.04(2w)(d)

(d) To be informed of financial assistance and other social services available as a result of being a witness of a crime, including information on how to apply for the assistance and services.

950.04(2w)(e)

(e) To be informed of the procedure to be followed in order to apply for and receive any witness fee to which they are entitled.

950.04(2w)(f)

(f) To be provided a waiting area under ss. 938.2965 and 967.10.

950.04(2w)(fm)

(fm) To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person within 10 days of being taken.

950.04(2w)(g)

(g) To be provided with appropriate intercession services to ensure that employers of witnesses will cooperate with the criminal justice process and the juvenile justice process in order to minimize an employee's loss of pay and other benefits resulting from court appearances.

950.04(2w)(h)

(h) To be entitled to a speedy disposition of the case in which they are involved as a witness in order to minimize the length of time they must endure the stress of their responsibilities in connection with the matter.

950.04 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 219; 1983 a. 102, 364; 1985 a. 311; 1987 a. 332 s. 64; 1989 a. 31; 1997 a. 181, 237, 283; 1999 a. 9, 32, 188; 2001 a. 16, 109; 2003 a. 224; 2005 a. 155, 277, 434, 447; 2007 a. 20 ss. 3863, 9121 (6) (a); 2007 a. 97; 2009 a. 28, 138.

950.04 - ANNOT.

A sentencing court does not abuse its discretion by considering a victim's statements and recommendations. State v. Johnson, 158 Wis. 2d 458, 463 N.W.2d 352 (Ct. App. 1990).

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 950 > 950.04

950.04

950.04 Basic bill of rights for victims and witnesses.

950.04(1v)

(1v) Rights of victims. Victims of crimes have the following rights:

950.04(1v)(a)

(a) To have his or her interest considered when the court is deciding whether to grant a continuance in the case, as provided under ss. 938.315 (2) and 971.10 (3) (b) 3.

950.04(1v)(b)

(b) To attend court proceedings in the case, subject to ss. 906.15 and 938.299 (1). The court may require the victim to exercise his or her right under this paragraph using telephone or live audiovisual means, if available, if the victim is under arrest, incarcerated, imprisoned or otherwise detained by any law enforcement agency or is admitted or committed on an inpatient basis to a treatment facility under ch. 51, 971 or 980, and the victim does not have a person specified in s. 950.02 (4) (a) 3. to exercise the victim's right under this paragraph.

950.04(1v)(bm)

(bm) To be provided with appropriate intercession services to ensure that employers of victims will cooperate with the criminal justice process and the juvenile justice process in order to minimize an employee's loss of pay and other benefits resulting from court appearances.

950.04(1v)(c)

(c) To be accompanied by a service representative, as provided under s. 895.45.

950.04(1v)(d)

(d) To request an order for, and to be given the results of, testing to determine the presence of a communicable disease, as provided under ss. 938.296 or 968.38.

950.04(1v)(dL)

(dL) To not be the subject of a law enforcement officer's or district attorney's order, request, or suggestion that he or she submit to a test using a lie detector, as defined in s. 111.37 (1) (b), if he or she claims to have been the victim of a sexual assault under s. 940.22 (2), 940.225, 948.02 (1) or (2), or 948.085, except as permitted under s. 968.265.

950.04(1v)(e)

(e) To be provided a waiting area under ss. 938.2965 and 967.10.

950.04(1v)(em)

(em) To have his or her interests considered by the court in determining whether to exclude persons from a preliminary hearing, as provided under s. 970.03 (4).

950.04(1v)(er)

(er) To not be compelled to submit to a pretrial interview or deposition by a defendant or his or her attorney as provided under s. 971.23 (6c).

950.04(1v)(f)

(f) To have the earned release review commission make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim of applications for parole or release to extended supervision, as provided under s. 304.06 (1).

950.04(1v)(g)

(g) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim of hearings or court proceedings, as provided under ss. 302.114 (6), 938.27 (4m) and (6), 938.273 (2), 971.095 (3) and 972.14 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(gm)

(gm) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim of an offender who submits a petition for sentence adjustment as provided under s. 973.195 (1r) (d), an offender who applies for release to extended supervision under s. 302.113 (2) (b), 302.1135, or 304.06 (1), or an offender who applies for a reduction under s. 973.01 (4m).

950.04(1v)(i)

(i) To have, at his or her request, the opportunity to consult with intake workers, district attorneys and corporation counsel in cases under ch. 938, as provided under ss. 938.245 (1m), 938.265 and 938.32 (1) (am).

950.04(1v)(j)

(j) To have, at his or her request, the opportunity to consult with the prosecution in a case brought in a court of criminal jurisdiction, as provided under s. 971.095 (2).

950.04(1v)(k)

(k) To a speedy disposition of the case in which they are involved as a victim in order to minimize the length of time they must endure the stress of their responsibilities in connection with the matter.

950.04(1v)(L)

(L) To have the district attorney or corporation counsel, whichever is applicable, make a reasonable attempt to contact the victim concerning the victim's right to make a statement, as provided under ss. 938.32 (1) (b) 2., 938.335 (3m) (b) and 972.14 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(m)

(m) To provide statements concerning sentencing, disposition, or parole, as provided under ss. 304.06 (1) (e), 938.32 (1) (b) 1g., 938.335 (3m) (ag), and 972.14 (3) (a).

950.04(1v)(n)

(n) To have direct input in the parole decision-making process, as provided by the rules promulgated under s. 304.06 (1) (em).

950.04(1v)(nn)

(nn) To attend parole interviews or hearings and make statements as provided under s. 304.06 (1) (eg).

950.04(1v)(nt)

(nt) To attend a hearing on a petition for modification of a sentence and provide a statement concerning modification of the sentence, as provided under s. 302.1135 (4).

950.04(1v)(o)

(o) To have information concerning the impact of a delinquent act on the victim included in a court report under s. 938.33 and to have the person preparing the court report attempt to contact the victim, as provided under s. 938.331.

950.04(1v)(p)

(p) To have the person preparing a presentence investigation under s. 972.15 make a reasonable attempt to contact the victim, as provided in s. 972.15 (2m).

950.04(1v)(pm)

(pm) To have the court provided with information pertaining to the economic, physical and psychological effect of the crime upon the victim and have the information considered by the court.

950.04(1v)(q)

(q) To restitution, as provided under ss. 938.245 (2) (a) 5., 938.32 (1t), 938.34 (5), 938.345, 943.212, 943.23 (6), 943.245, 943.51 and 973.20.

950.04(1v)(qm)

(qm) To recompense as provided under s. 969.13 (5) (a).

950.04(1v)(r)

(r) To a judgment for unpaid restitution, as provided under ss. 895.035 (2m) and 973.09 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(rm)

(rm) To compensation, as provided under subch. I of ch. 949.

950.04(1v)(s)

(s) To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence, subject to s. 968.205. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis, property subject to preservation under s. 968.205, and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person within 10 days of being taken.

950.04(1v)(t)

(t) To receive information from law enforcement agencies, as provided under s. 950.08 (2g).

950.04(1v)(u)

(u) To receive information from district attorneys, as provided under s. 950.08 (2r).

950.04(1v)(um)

(um) To have district attorneys make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 971.17 (4m) regarding conditional releases under s. 971.17.

950.04(1v)(v)

(v) To have the department of corrections make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 301.046 (4) regarding community residential confinements, under s. 301.048 (4m) regarding participation in the intensive sanctions program, under s. 301.38 regarding escapes from a Type 1 prison, under s. 301.46 (3) regarding persons registered under s. 301.45, under s. 302.105 regarding release upon expiration of certain sentences, under s. 304.063 regarding extended supervision and parole releases, and under s. 938.51 regarding release or escape of a juvenile from correctional custody.

950.04(1v)(vm)

(vm) To have the appropriate clerk of court send the victim a copy of an inmate's petition for extended supervision and notification of the hearing on that petition under s. 302.114 (6).

950.04(1v)(w)

(w) To have the department of corrections make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 303.068 (4m) regarding leave granted to qualified inmates under s. 303.068.

950.04(1v)(x)

(x) To have the department of health services make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 971.17 (6m) regarding termination or discharge under s. 971.17 and under s. 51.37 (10) regarding home visits under s. 51.37 (10).

950.04(1v)(xm)

(xm) To have the department of health services make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 980.11 regarding supervised release under s. 980.08 and discharge under s. 980.09 (4).

950.04(1v)(y)

(y) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim concerning actions taken in a juvenile proceeding, as provided under ss. 938.24 (5m), 938.25 (2m), 938.312 and 938.346.

950.04(1v)(yd)

(yd) To have the appropriate clerk of court make a reasonable attempt to send the victim a copy of a motion made under s. 974.07 (2) for postconviction deoxyribonucleic acid testing of certain evidence and notification of any hearing on that motion, as provided under s. 974.07 (4).

950.04(1v)(ym)

(ym) To have the governor make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim of a pardon application, as provided under s. 304.09 (2) and (3).

950.04(1v)(z)

(z) To make a written statement concerning pardon applications, as provided under s. 304.10 (2).

950.04(1v)(zm)

(zm) To request information from a district attorney concerning the disposition of a case involving a crime of which he or she was a victim, as provided under s. 971.095 (6).

950.04(1v)(zx)

(zx) To complain to the department of justice concerning the treatment of crime victims, as provided under s. 950.08 (3), and to request review by the crime victims rights board of the complaint, as provided under s. 950.09 (2).

950.04(2w)

(2w) Rights of witnesses. Witnesses of crimes have the following rights:

950.04(2w)(a)

(a) To request information from the district attorney about the final disposition of the case.

950.04(2w)(b)

(b) To be notified that a court proceeding to which they have been subpoenaed will not go on as scheduled, in order to save the person an unnecessary trip to court.

950.04(2w)(c)

(c) To receive protection from harm and threats of harm arising out of their cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution efforts, and to be provided with information as to the level of protection available.

950.04(2w)(d)

(d) To be informed of financial assistance and other social services available as a result of being a witness of a crime, including information on how to apply for the assistance and services.

950.04(2w)(e)

(e) To be informed of the procedure to be followed in order to apply for and receive any witness fee to which they are entitled.

950.04(2w)(f)

(f) To be provided a waiting area under ss. 938.2965 and 967.10.

950.04(2w)(fm)

(fm) To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person within 10 days of being taken.

950.04(2w)(g)

(g) To be provided with appropriate intercession services to ensure that employers of witnesses will cooperate with the criminal justice process and the juvenile justice process in order to minimize an employee's loss of pay and other benefits resulting from court appearances.

950.04(2w)(h)

(h) To be entitled to a speedy disposition of the case in which they are involved as a witness in order to minimize the length of time they must endure the stress of their responsibilities in connection with the matter.

950.04 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 219; 1983 a. 102, 364; 1985 a. 311; 1987 a. 332 s. 64; 1989 a. 31; 1997 a. 181, 237, 283; 1999 a. 9, 32, 188; 2001 a. 16, 109; 2003 a. 224; 2005 a. 155, 277, 434, 447; 2007 a. 20 ss. 3863, 9121 (6) (a); 2007 a. 97; 2009 a. 28, 138.

950.04 - ANNOT.

A sentencing court does not abuse its discretion by considering a victim's statements and recommendations. State v. Johnson, 158 Wis. 2d 458, 463 N.W.2d 352 (Ct. App. 1990).

State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 950 > 950.04

950.04

950.04 Basic bill of rights for victims and witnesses.

950.04(1v)

(1v) Rights of victims. Victims of crimes have the following rights:

950.04(1v)(a)

(a) To have his or her interest considered when the court is deciding whether to grant a continuance in the case, as provided under ss. 938.315 (2) and 971.10 (3) (b) 3.

950.04(1v)(b)

(b) To attend court proceedings in the case, subject to ss. 906.15 and 938.299 (1). The court may require the victim to exercise his or her right under this paragraph using telephone or live audiovisual means, if available, if the victim is under arrest, incarcerated, imprisoned or otherwise detained by any law enforcement agency or is admitted or committed on an inpatient basis to a treatment facility under ch. 51, 971 or 980, and the victim does not have a person specified in s. 950.02 (4) (a) 3. to exercise the victim's right under this paragraph.

950.04(1v)(bm)

(bm) To be provided with appropriate intercession services to ensure that employers of victims will cooperate with the criminal justice process and the juvenile justice process in order to minimize an employee's loss of pay and other benefits resulting from court appearances.

950.04(1v)(c)

(c) To be accompanied by a service representative, as provided under s. 895.45.

950.04(1v)(d)

(d) To request an order for, and to be given the results of, testing to determine the presence of a communicable disease, as provided under ss. 938.296 or 968.38.

950.04(1v)(dL)

(dL) To not be the subject of a law enforcement officer's or district attorney's order, request, or suggestion that he or she submit to a test using a lie detector, as defined in s. 111.37 (1) (b), if he or she claims to have been the victim of a sexual assault under s. 940.22 (2), 940.225, 948.02 (1) or (2), or 948.085, except as permitted under s. 968.265.

950.04(1v)(e)

(e) To be provided a waiting area under ss. 938.2965 and 967.10.

950.04(1v)(em)

(em) To have his or her interests considered by the court in determining whether to exclude persons from a preliminary hearing, as provided under s. 970.03 (4).

950.04(1v)(er)

(er) To not be compelled to submit to a pretrial interview or deposition by a defendant or his or her attorney as provided under s. 971.23 (6c).

950.04(1v)(f)

(f) To have the earned release review commission make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim of applications for parole or release to extended supervision, as provided under s. 304.06 (1).

950.04(1v)(g)

(g) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim of hearings or court proceedings, as provided under ss. 302.114 (6), 938.27 (4m) and (6), 938.273 (2), 971.095 (3) and 972.14 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(gm)

(gm) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim of an offender who submits a petition for sentence adjustment as provided under s. 973.195 (1r) (d), an offender who applies for release to extended supervision under s. 302.113 (2) (b), 302.1135, or 304.06 (1), or an offender who applies for a reduction under s. 973.01 (4m).

950.04(1v)(i)

(i) To have, at his or her request, the opportunity to consult with intake workers, district attorneys and corporation counsel in cases under ch. 938, as provided under ss. 938.245 (1m), 938.265 and 938.32 (1) (am).

950.04(1v)(j)

(j) To have, at his or her request, the opportunity to consult with the prosecution in a case brought in a court of criminal jurisdiction, as provided under s. 971.095 (2).

950.04(1v)(k)

(k) To a speedy disposition of the case in which they are involved as a victim in order to minimize the length of time they must endure the stress of their responsibilities in connection with the matter.

950.04(1v)(L)

(L) To have the district attorney or corporation counsel, whichever is applicable, make a reasonable attempt to contact the victim concerning the victim's right to make a statement, as provided under ss. 938.32 (1) (b) 2., 938.335 (3m) (b) and 972.14 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(m)

(m) To provide statements concerning sentencing, disposition, or parole, as provided under ss. 304.06 (1) (e), 938.32 (1) (b) 1g., 938.335 (3m) (ag), and 972.14 (3) (a).

950.04(1v)(n)

(n) To have direct input in the parole decision-making process, as provided by the rules promulgated under s. 304.06 (1) (em).

950.04(1v)(nn)

(nn) To attend parole interviews or hearings and make statements as provided under s. 304.06 (1) (eg).

950.04(1v)(nt)

(nt) To attend a hearing on a petition for modification of a sentence and provide a statement concerning modification of the sentence, as provided under s. 302.1135 (4).

950.04(1v)(o)

(o) To have information concerning the impact of a delinquent act on the victim included in a court report under s. 938.33 and to have the person preparing the court report attempt to contact the victim, as provided under s. 938.331.

950.04(1v)(p)

(p) To have the person preparing a presentence investigation under s. 972.15 make a reasonable attempt to contact the victim, as provided in s. 972.15 (2m).

950.04(1v)(pm)

(pm) To have the court provided with information pertaining to the economic, physical and psychological effect of the crime upon the victim and have the information considered by the court.

950.04(1v)(q)

(q) To restitution, as provided under ss. 938.245 (2) (a) 5., 938.32 (1t), 938.34 (5), 938.345, 943.212, 943.23 (6), 943.245, 943.51 and 973.20.

950.04(1v)(qm)

(qm) To recompense as provided under s. 969.13 (5) (a).

950.04(1v)(r)

(r) To a judgment for unpaid restitution, as provided under ss. 895.035 (2m) and 973.09 (3) (b).

950.04(1v)(rm)

(rm) To compensation, as provided under subch. I of ch. 949.

950.04(1v)(s)

(s) To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence, subject to s. 968.205. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis, property subject to preservation under s. 968.205, and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person within 10 days of being taken.

950.04(1v)(t)

(t) To receive information from law enforcement agencies, as provided under s. 950.08 (2g).

950.04(1v)(u)

(u) To receive information from district attorneys, as provided under s. 950.08 (2r).

950.04(1v)(um)

(um) To have district attorneys make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 971.17 (4m) regarding conditional releases under s. 971.17.

950.04(1v)(v)

(v) To have the department of corrections make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 301.046 (4) regarding community residential confinements, under s. 301.048 (4m) regarding participation in the intensive sanctions program, under s. 301.38 regarding escapes from a Type 1 prison, under s. 301.46 (3) regarding persons registered under s. 301.45, under s. 302.105 regarding release upon expiration of certain sentences, under s. 304.063 regarding extended supervision and parole releases, and under s. 938.51 regarding release or escape of a juvenile from correctional custody.

950.04(1v)(vm)

(vm) To have the appropriate clerk of court send the victim a copy of an inmate's petition for extended supervision and notification of the hearing on that petition under s. 302.114 (6).

950.04(1v)(w)

(w) To have the department of corrections make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 303.068 (4m) regarding leave granted to qualified inmates under s. 303.068.

950.04(1v)(x)

(x) To have the department of health services make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 971.17 (6m) regarding termination or discharge under s. 971.17 and under s. 51.37 (10) regarding home visits under s. 51.37 (10).

950.04(1v)(xm)

(xm) To have the department of health services make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim under s. 980.11 regarding supervised release under s. 980.08 and discharge under s. 980.09 (4).

950.04(1v)(y)

(y) To have reasonable attempts made to notify the victim concerning actions taken in a juvenile proceeding, as provided under ss. 938.24 (5m), 938.25 (2m), 938.312 and 938.346.

950.04(1v)(yd)

(yd) To have the appropriate clerk of court make a reasonable attempt to send the victim a copy of a motion made under s. 974.07 (2) for postconviction deoxyribonucleic acid testing of certain evidence and notification of any hearing on that motion, as provided under s. 974.07 (4).

950.04(1v)(ym)

(ym) To have the governor make a reasonable attempt to notify the victim of a pardon application, as provided under s. 304.09 (2) and (3).

950.04(1v)(z)

(z) To make a written statement concerning pardon applications, as provided under s. 304.10 (2).

950.04(1v)(zm)

(zm) To request information from a district attorney concerning the disposition of a case involving a crime of which he or she was a victim, as provided under s. 971.095 (6).

950.04(1v)(zx)

(zx) To complain to the department of justice concerning the treatment of crime victims, as provided under s. 950.08 (3), and to request review by the crime victims rights board of the complaint, as provided under s. 950.09 (2).

950.04(2w)

(2w) Rights of witnesses. Witnesses of crimes have the following rights:

950.04(2w)(a)

(a) To request information from the district attorney about the final disposition of the case.

950.04(2w)(b)

(b) To be notified that a court proceeding to which they have been subpoenaed will not go on as scheduled, in order to save the person an unnecessary trip to court.

950.04(2w)(c)

(c) To receive protection from harm and threats of harm arising out of their cooperation with law enforcement and prosecution efforts, and to be provided with information as to the level of protection available.

950.04(2w)(d)

(d) To be informed of financial assistance and other social services available as a result of being a witness of a crime, including information on how to apply for the assistance and services.

950.04(2w)(e)

(e) To be informed of the procedure to be followed in order to apply for and receive any witness fee to which they are entitled.

950.04(2w)(f)

(f) To be provided a waiting area under ss. 938.2965 and 967.10.

950.04(2w)(fm)

(fm) To have any stolen or other personal property expeditiously returned by law enforcement agencies when no longer needed as evidence. If feasible, all such property, except weapons, currency, contraband, property subject to evidentiary analysis and property the ownership of which is disputed, shall be returned to the person within 10 days of being taken.

950.04(2w)(g)

(g) To be provided with appropriate intercession services to ensure that employers of witnesses will cooperate with the criminal justice process and the juvenile justice process in order to minimize an employee's loss of pay and other benefits resulting from court appearances.

950.04(2w)(h)

(h) To be entitled to a speedy disposition of the case in which they are involved as a witness in order to minimize the length of time they must endure the stress of their responsibilities in connection with the matter.

950.04 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 219; 1983 a. 102, 364; 1985 a. 311; 1987 a. 332 s. 64; 1989 a. 31; 1997 a. 181, 237, 283; 1999 a. 9, 32, 188; 2001 a. 16, 109; 2003 a. 224; 2005 a. 155, 277, 434, 447; 2007 a. 20 ss. 3863, 9121 (6) (a); 2007 a. 97; 2009 a. 28, 138.

950.04 - ANNOT.

A sentencing court does not abuse its discretion by considering a victim's statements and recommendations. State v. Johnson, 158 Wis. 2d 458, 463 N.W.2d 352 (Ct. App. 1990).

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