Crime victims have certain rights. Many of these rights are automatic and others are available upon request.
The Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office Victim / Witness Assistance Program was established to assist crime victims and witness. It provides information, community referrals, support, and advocacy. For assistance in any of these areas, please contact Victim/Witness Assistance at (262) 548-7071.
Important Rights of Victims:
The right to receive compensation for certain losses, if eligible.
The right to have any stolen personal property returned by law enforcement when no longer needed as evidence.
If the case is prosecuted, other rights include:
The right to be notified of and attend court proceedings.
The right to submit a written or oral victim impact statement to the court.
The right (where applicable) to request testing of the offender to determine the presence of sexually transmitted diseases.
The right to consult with the Juvenile Court intake workers, and/or district attorneys about the case.
The right to seek restitution or request a judgment for unpaid restitution.
To obtain a complete list of victim rights, contact the Victim / Witness Assistance Program at (262) 548-7071, or refer to Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 950, s. 950.04(1v)
Threats and Intimidation
Anyone subjected to threats or harassment because of cooperation with the law enforcement / prosecution efforts should contact the Menomonee Falls Police Department or the Victim / Witness Assistance Program.
If the danger is immediate - Call 9-1-1.