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State Definition of Crime Victim

Victim - A person against whom there is probable cause to believe one of the following crimes was committed:

a.  A Class A, B1, B2, C, D, or E felony.

b.  A Class F felony if it is a violation of one of the following: G.S. 14-16.6(b); 14-16.6(c); 14-18; 14-32.1(e); 14-32.2(b)(3); 14-32.3(a); 14-32.4; 14-34.2; 14-34.6(c); 14-41; 14-43.2; 14-43.3; 14- 190.17; 14-190.19; 14-202.1; 14-277.3; 14-288.9; or 20-138.5.

c.  A Class G felony if it is a violation of one of the following: G.S. 14-32.3(b); 14-51; 14-58; 14- 87.1; or 20-141.4.

d. A Class H felony if it is a violation of one of the following: G.S. 14-32.3(a); 14-32.3(c); 14-33.2, or 14-277.3.

e.  A Class I felony if it is a violation of one of the following: G.S. 14-32.3(b); 14-34.6(b); or 14- 190.17A.

f.  An attempt of any of the felonies listed in this subdivision if the attempted felony is punishable as a felony.

g.  Any of the following misdemeanor offenses when the offense is committed between persons who have a personal relationship as defined in G.S. 50B-1(b): G.S. 14-33(c)(1); 14-33(c)(2); 14- 33(a); 14-34; 14-134.3; or 14-277.3. (b) If the victim is deceased, then the next of kin, in the order set forth in the definition contained in this section, is entitled to the victim's rights under this Article. However, the right contained in G.S. 15A-834 may only be exercised by the personal representative of the victim's estate. An individual entitled to exercise the victim's rights as a member of the class of next of kin may designate anyone in the class to act on behalf of the class. (1998-212, s. 19.4(c); 2001-433, s. 1; 2001-487, s. 120; 2001-518, s. 2A.)

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