SEC. 99-43-27 Negotiated plea agreements; notice and presence.
The victim has the right to be present at any proceeding at which a negotiated plea for the person accused of committing the criminal offense against the victim will be presented to the court. The court shall not accept a plea agreement unless:
(a) The prosecuting attorney advises the court that, before requesting the negotiated plea, reasonable efforts were made to confer with the victim.
(b) Reasonable efforts were made to give the victim notice of the plea proceeding, including the offense to which the defendant will plead guilty, the date that the plea will be presented to the court, the terms of any sentence agreed to as part of the negotiated plea, and that the victim has the right to be present.
Source: Laws, 1998, Ch. 577, § 14, 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.