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Florida Statute 960

Guidelines for Fair Treatment of Victims and Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System

The Florida Constitution guarantees that victims of crime, including the next of kin of homicide survivors, are entitled to certain basic rights, including but not limited to, the right to be informed, to be present, to be heard, when relevant, at all crucial stages of criminal proceedings, to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused.


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