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S.183

Introduced by   Senator Campbell of Windsor District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Crimes and criminal procedure; release prior to trial; no-contact order

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to permit a court to order that a defendant who is awaiting trial not contact or cause to be contacted a victim or potential witness.

AN ACT RELATING TO NO CONTACT WITH A VICTIM OR POTENTIAL WITNESS PENDING TRIAL

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  13 V.S.A. § 7554(a)(3) is amended to read:

(3)  A judicial officer may order that a defendant not harass contact or cause to be harassed contacted a victim or potential witness.  This order shall take effect immediately, regardless of whether the defendant is incarcerated or released.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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