Crimes Covered by the Victim Rights Act

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The Constitution of the State of Colorado and the laws of the state C.R.S. § 24-4.1-302 (1) guarantee certain rights to the victims of the following criminal acts:

  • Murder - 1st and 2nd Degree;
  • Manslaughter;
  • Criminally negligent homicide and vehicular homicide;
  • Assault - 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree, vehicular assault;
  • Menacing;
  • Kidnapping - 1st and 2nd degree;
  • Sexual Assault - 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree, unlawful sexual contact, on a child, on a child by one in a position of trust, on a client by a psychotherapist;
  • Robbery - aggravated, aggravated of a controlled substance;
  • Incest and aggravated incest;
  • Child abuse;
  • Sexual exploitation of children;
  • Crimes against at-risk adults or at-risk juveniles;
  • Crimes for which the underlying foundation has been determined to be domestic violence;
  • Careless driving that results in the death of another person;
  • Failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in the death of another person;
  • Stalking;
  • Ethnic intimidation;
  • Retaliation against a victim or witness;
  • Tampering with a victim or witness; and
  • Any criminal attempt, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, or accessory involving any of the crimes specified above.

If the victim is deceased or incapacitated, these rights may be exercised by the victim's spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, significant other, or other lawful representative.