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Victim Impact Statement

As a crime victim, one of the most important rights you have is to let the court know, at sentencing, how the crime has affected you and your family.  You can let the judge know what punishment or other consequences you think the defendant should receive, such as jail, probation, counseling, etc. A Victim Impact Statement helps to ensure your right to be heard even if you cannot personally appear at sentencing. This is especially important because a defendant may plead and be sentenced at any court setting.

*The Victim Impact Statement is not confidential. Do not include your address and phone number in the statement.


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City Prosecutor's Office
Phoenix Municipal Courthouse
300 W. Washington, 8th Fl
Phoenix, AZ 85030-4500

Dear Judge:

As the victim in this case, I respectfully request that you take the following into consideration when you sentence the defendant.

This is what the defendant did to me or my property (extent of physical harm/property loss):

This is how this crime has impacted me and/or my family (extent of emotional harm):

This is how the crime affected my ability to earn a living (extent of economic loss, need for restitution, compensation already received):

This is the type of punishment the Court should impose on the defendant:

If you have questions or want to speak with an Advocate, contact the Victim Services Unit by calling 602-261-8192 or send an email here.

Before you submit this form, please be aware of the city's policy on use of its systems. The message you are about to send is subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Law. It is not private or confidential and is retained for 90 days.

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In Person:

City Prosecutor’s Office
Phoenix Municipal Courthouse   
300 West Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

City business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for major holidays.