SEC. 99-43-7 Law enforcement notice requirements.
Unless the victim is unavailable or incapacitated as a result of the crime, within seventy-two (72) hours after the law enforcement agency becomes responsible for investigating the crime, the law enforcement agency shall provide to the victim in a manner and form prescribed by the Attorney General the following information:
(a) The availability of emergency and crisis services.
(b) The availability of victims' compensation benefits and the name, address and telephone number of the victim compensation hearing officer.
(c) The name of the law enforcement officer and telephone number of the law enforcement agency with the following statement attached: "If within sixty (60) days you are not notified of an arrest in your case, you may call the telephone number of the law enforcement agency for the status of the case."
(d) The procedural steps involved in a criminal prosecution.
(e) The rights authorized by the Mississippi Constitution on rights of victims, including a form to invoke these rights.
(f) The existence of and eligibility requirements for restitution and compensation pursuant to Section 99-37-1 et seq. and Section 99-41-1 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972.
(g) A recommended procedure if the victim is subjected to threats or intimidation.
(h) The name and telephone number of the office of the prosecuting attorney to contact for further information.
Source: Laws, 1998, Ch. 577, § 4, SB 2352, eff January 1, 1999 provided the enactment of Section 26A of the Mississippi Constitution, as proposed by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 513, 1998 Regular Session, has been ratified by the people.
NOTE: Laws, 1998, ch. 577, § 26, provides:
SECTION 26. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 1999, provided
that the amendment to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 proposed by Senate Concurrent
Resolution No. 513, 1998 Regular Session, has been ratified by the people.