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Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-35-3-5

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Sec. 5.?(a)?As a part of the recommendation submitted to the court, the prosecuting attorney must certify that he has offered to show the proposed recommendation to the victims of the felony, if any, and that they have been offered an opportunity to present their opinion of the recommendation to the prosecuting attorney and the court.

(b)?A victim present at sentencing in a felony or misdemeanor case shall be advised by the court of a victim's right to make a statement concerning the crime and the sentence. ?The court shall also offer the victim, if present, an opportunity to make a statement concerning the crime and the sentence. ?If unable to attend the hearing, the victim may mail a written statement to the court, which must be included in the presentence report made with respect to the defendant.

(c)?However, this section gives no additional rights to the defendant. ?Failure to comply gives no grounds for postconviction relief.

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