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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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(VICTIM), the Crime Victim, by and through undersigned counsel, hereby provides notice of the Crime Victimís refusal to be interviewed by the defendant, based on the legal authority and the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum of Points and Authorities.

 

Respectfully submitted this _______ day of ________________, _____.

 

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Attorney for Crime Victim

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MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES

 

I.††††††††† STATEMENT OF FACT

[Type Statement of Fact for NOTICE OF REFUSAL OF INTERVIEW OF CRIME VICTIM BY DEFENDANT here.]

II.††††††† LAW AND ARGUMENT

Ariz. Const. Art. II; ß2.1 (5) provides:

[A] The victim of a crime has a right to refuse an interview deposition or other discovery request by the defendant, the defendantís attorney or other person acting on behalf of the defendant.

A trial court order requiring the victim of a crime to be interviewed is not valid. State v. Warner, 168 Ariz. 266, 812 P.2d 1079 (App., 1990). Victims of crime can refuse an interview requested by defense counsel pursuant to Victimsí Bill or Rights. State v. Towery, 186 Ariz. 168, 920 P.2d. cert. Den., 117 S. Ct. 985

Counsel for the victim gives notice to this court, the State and the defense that the victim, (VICTIMíS NAME) hereby invokes (his/her) constitutional right to refuse to participate in a defense interview.

Respectfully submitted this _______ day of ________________, _____.

 

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