Victim Rights During a Defendant's Term of Probation In Arizona

In A.R.S. 13-4427, the legislature specifically provided a victim with, inter alia, "the right to be present and be heard at any probation revocation disposition proceeding" or "any proceeding in which the court is requested to modify the terms of probation . . . if the modification will substantially affect the person's contact with or safety of the victim or if the modification involves restitution or incarceration status." Likewise, A.R.S. 13-4411 requires the prosecutor's office to provide a victim with a form "to request post-conviction notice of . . . all probation modification proceedings that impact the victim and all probation revocation or termination proceedings." And, A.R.S. 13-4415 requires the court itself to notify the victim about various proceedings related to a defendant's probation and the terms thereof. These related statutes establish the legislature's intent that a victim retain his or her rights during a defendant's term of probation.