Crime Victim Rights
As a crime victim, or family member of a homicide victim, you have a right:
- To receive information from the investigating law enforcement agency about your rights as a crime victim.
- To receive information from the District Attorney's Office about your rights and information about your case.
- To information about crime victim's compensation and assistance in applying for it.
- To request an opportunity to communicate with the District Attorney about the case and possible outcomes.
- To request that reasonable attempts be made to notify you of upcoming court proceedings.
- To attend court proceedings in your case.
- To a separate waiting area, away from the defendant.
- To have someone accompany you to court.
- To have your employer contacted regarding court appearances to minimize your loss of pay or benefits.
- To a speedy disposition of the case.
- To have your interests considered when the court is deciding to allow a delay in the case.
- To have your property returned to you as soon as it is no longer needed as evidence.
- To restitution for monetary losses resulting from the crime, and to a judgment for any unpaid restitution.
- To request an order for the defendant to submit to a test for sexually transmitted disease or HIV, in certain cases.
- In certain sexual assault cases, to have the interests of the victim considered by the court in excluding persons from a preliminary hearing.
- To make a Victim Impact Statement at the time of sentencing.
- In Felony cases, to have the person preparing the presentencing report make reasonable efforts to contact you.
- To have a reasonable attempt made by the Department of Corrections to notify victims regarding: release or escape from custody, applications for parole by the defender, granting of personal leave or community residential confinement of certain offenders.
- To contact the Department of Justice about any concerns you may have about your treatment as a crime victim.
Wisconsin Victim Resource Center (800) 446-6564 or (608) 264-9497
Changes to Metered Parking near UWSP
The City of Stevens Point will be implementing changes to the on-street multi-space metered parking around the University. Changes will include an expansion of the metered zone, reduced enforcement hours, and an increase to the hourly rate.
New Overnight Parking Regulations and Enforcement
The City of Stevens Point Common Council approved changes to the Overnight Parking Ordinance, 9:05(1). One exception to this ordinance is the creation of overnight permits that can be purchased online, on mobile devices, and at one kiosk downtown.
Update - Suspicious Incident in Alley
Sunday, August 12, approx. 3:37 am, Stevens Point Police & Portage Co. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 2600 block of Jefferson St. Officers spoke with the female and her husband and found that no assault had occurred.