Definition of a Victim

A victim is a person who suffers personal injury or death caused by criminally injurious conduct. Criminally injurious conduct means conduct which by its nature:

  • poses a substantial threat of personal injury or death
  • is punishable by a fine or imprisonment or death, and
  • does not result from a violation of the motor vehicle laws except:
    • in conduct related to DWI offenses
    • pedestrians who are victims of hit and run (wheelchairs and bicycles are allowed in definition for pedestrians).