Article 45.

Fair Treatment for Certain Victims and Witnesses.

§ 15A‑824.  Definitions.

The following definitions apply in this Article:

(1) Crime. – A felony or serious misdemeanor as determined in the sole discretion of the district attorney, except those included in Article 46 of this Chapter, or an act by a juvenile as provided in Article 20A of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes.

(2) Family member. – A spouse, child, parent, guardian, legal custodian, sibling, or grandparent of the victim. The term does not include the accused.

(3) Victim. – A person against whom there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

(4) Witness. – A person who has been or is expected to be summoned to testify for the prosecution in a criminal action concerning a felony, or who by reason of having relevant information is subject to being called or is likely to be called as a witness for the prosecution in such an action, whether or not an action or proceeding has been commenced. (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 998, s. 1; 1989, c. 596, s. 1; 1998‑212, s. 19.4(a), (b); 2019‑216, s. 1(a).)