The vote to pass the Mary's Law Crime Victim's Rights Amendment into the Pennsylvania Constitution on November 5, 2019.
This amendment would provide crime victims certain rights that may be detrimental to your clients such as, but not limited to:
- reasonable and timely notice of public proceedings involving the criminal conduct;
- be present at public proceedings involving the criminal conduct;
- be heard at proceedings where a right of the victim is implicated, including release, sentencing, and parole proceedings;
- receive notice of any pretrial disposition of the case, with the exception of grand jury proceedings;
- refuse an interview, deposition or other discovery request made by the accused.