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Attorney for Crime Victim

Arizona Voice for Crime Victims

IN THE (COURT) COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA

IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF (COUNTY)

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STATE OF ARIZONA,†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† )†††††††† No. CR (CASE NUMBER)

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Plaintiff,†††††††††††††††††††††††††† )†††††††† REQUEST FOR COURT TO

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(VICTIM), the Crime Victim, by and through undersigned counsel, hereby requests the court to exercise its authority pursuant to Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 39(f).

Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 39(f) mandates that the trial courts:

39(f). Court Enforcement of Victim Notice Requirements. At the commencement of any proceeding which takes place more than seven days after the filing of charges by the prosecutor and at which the victim has a right to be heard, the court shall inquire of the prosecutor or otherwise ascertain whether the victim has requested notice and been notified of the proceeding. If the victim has not been notified as requested, the court should not proceed unless public policy, the specific provisions of a statute, or the interests of due process otherwise require. In the absence of such considerations the court shall have discretion to reconsider any ruling made at a proceeding of which the victim did not receive notice as requested.

Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 39(f) implicitly recognizes that the trial court is in the best position to ensure that the prosecutor fulfills the prosecutorís legal obligations to the victim. For the foregoing reasons, the crime victim requests that the court comply with its statutory mandate.

 

Respectfully submitted this _______ day of ________________, _____.

 

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Arizona Voice for Crime Victims