I wish the person who committed this crime could understand what it has done to my life and the lives of my loved ones.  How can I explain this to him/her?

I wish the person who committed this crime could understand what it has done to my life and the lives of my loved ones.  How can I explain this to him/her?

In certain cases, the DA shall consult the victim to obtain the views of the victim regarding the disposition of the criminal case.  In addition, you may have the right to submit a "victim impact statement" in which your version of the offense and the extent of your injury out-of-pocket and other economic losses are summarized for the court.  In cases where the defendant is imprisoned, you will be notified of your right to submit a victim impact statement to the Division of Parole or to meet with a member of the Parole Board.  For specifics about your rights regarding victim impact statements, please see the Rights of Crime Victims pamphlet.

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