Rule 9.143. Crime Victims

In all criminal and juvenile delinquency proceedings pursuant to these rules:
(a) Victim. For purposes of this rule a victim shall be defined as set forth in article I, section 16(e), Florida Constitution.
(b) Record. The record on appeal shall include any filing by a victim or other authorized filer on the victim’s behalf made part of the court file in accordance with Florida Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.420(b)(1)(A).
(c) Assertion of Victim’s Rights. A victim seeking to invoke a right under article I, section 16, of the Florida Constitution may file a motion in the court in which the matter is pending.

Committee Note

2022 Adoption. This rule responds to the 2018 amendment of article I, section 16, Florida Constitution, and is not intended to confer party status on a victim.

Rule Blog Notes

Updated with changes effective January 6, 2022. See In re Amendments to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.143, 335 So. 3d 86 (Fla. 2022), No. SC20-1129 (Fla. 2022) [.pdf].

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