What is the right of allocution?

The right of allocution allows crime victims and their families to make a brief statement to the defendant in court about how the crime has impacted your life. This statement is made after the defendant has been sentenced for a crime and the defendant is not allowed to question or comment on the statement. You can talk with our Victim Assistance Coordinator for more information and see if you are eligible.

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1. Do I need an attorney to represent my interests?
2. What is a Victim Assistance Coordinator?
3. How can I be notified if the accused is released from jail?
4. What if someone threatens me?
5. What is a victim impact statement?
6. What is the right of allocution?
7. It has been months since I was victimized and my case still has not gone to court. What is the hold up?
8. How often do I need to come to court once the case is filed?
9. What is the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program?
10. Can I have my property returned?
11. Where is the Parker County Attorney’s Office located?
12. How do I find out when a case is set in court?
13. Where can I find inmate information?
14. Where is the courthouse located?