Chapter 1 Definitions
Chapter 2 Attachment and Duration of Rights
Chapter 3 Right to a Victim Advocate or Victim Service Provider
Chapter 4 Collection of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence
Chapter 5 Interview With a Law Enforcement Officer
Chapter 6 Compliance
Chapter 7 Notice to Victims

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 35 > Article 40.5 - Rights of Sexual Assault Victims

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.