The 1983 Nevada General Assembly mandated certain rights and guarantees to crime victims and witnesses. Chapter 178 of the Nevada Revised Statutes recognizes the following needs and rights of crime victims:
1. You have the right to know the status of the case in which you are involved.
2. You have the right to be free from intimidation or dissuasion.
3. You have the right to know when your impounded property can be released.
4. You have the right to receive a witness fee for lawful obedience to a subpoena.
5. You have the right to understand the existing victim compensation laws and receive compensation, if applicable.
6. You have the right to a secure waiting area, which is not available to the defendant or his/her family when you are in court.
7. You have the right to know when the defendant is released from custody before or during trial (upon request).
8. You have the right to know when the offender is released from prison (upon written request).