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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
- Chapter 61. Rights of Victims; Protection of Victims and Witnesses
- Section 15. Duties of Prosecuting Attorney.
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AS 12.61.015. Duties of Prosecuting Attorney.
- (a) If a victim of a felony or a crime involving domestic violence requests, the prosecuting attorney shall make a
reasonable effort to
- (1) confer with the person against whom the offense has been perpetrated about that person's testimony before the
- (2) in a manner reasonably calculated to give prompt actual notice, notify the victim
- (A) of the defendant's conviction and the crimes of which the defendant was convicted;
- (B) of the victim's right in a case that is a felony to make a written or oral statement for use in preparation of the
defendant's presentence report, and of the victim's right to appear personally at the defendant's sentencing hearing to
present a written statement and to give sworn testimony or an unsworn oral presentation;
- (C) of the address and telephone number of the office that will prepare the presentence report; and
- (D) of the time and place of the sentencing proceeding;
- (3) notify the victim in writing of the final disposition of the case within 30 days after final disposition of the case;
- (4) confer with the victim of a crime involving domestic violence concerning a proposed plea agreement before entering
into an agreement.
- (b) The notice given under (a)(2) of this section must inform the victim that the statement, sworn testimony, or unsworn
oral presentation of the victim may contain any relevant information including
- (1) an explanation of the nature and extent of physical, psychological, or emotional harm or trauma suffered by the
- (2) an explanation of the extent of economic loss or property damage suffered by the victim;
- (3) an opinion of the need for and extent of restitution and whether the victim has applied for or received compensation
for loss or damage; and
- (4) the recommendation of the victim for an appropriate sentence.
- (c) The state and the prosecuting attorney may not be held liable in damages for any failure to comply with the
requirements of this section.
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