Victim help

We explain the steps of the legal process, guide you through the court process, and provide important contact information.

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Crime victim rights

If you are a victim of a crime in the State of Minnesota, you have the right to be notified of about the following steps in the legal process. 

  • The prosecution process and your participation 
  • Details of any plea bargain agreements
  • Court schedule changes that affect you because you have been subpoenaed or asked to testify
  • The final decision in a case
  • Appeals filed by the defendant
  • The oral argument or hearing
  • Restitution and reparations

You also have the right to be told about:

  • Crime victim assistance programs and resources near you
  • A defendant's petition for expungement — a request to have their crime conviction removed from their criminal record

Find out how victims are notified about expungement requests

Read Minnesota Statutes 611A. Crime Victims Rights


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Victim rights documents

You can download a document that lists your rights in English, Hmong, Laotian, Oromo, Somali, Spanish or Vietnamese.

Contact us

Victim Services

City Attorney's Office




City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55415