Introduced by Senator Campbell of Windsor District
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:
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.
The Vermont General Assembly
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