Will this allow businesses to be considered victims?
Small businesses are the backbone of New Hampshire. 21,539 businesses in NH have 4 or fewer employees. Small business owners who are victimized deserve the same level of rights as the person who victimizes them. CACR 22 allows business owners who are victims of crime such as embezzlement, theft, robbery, and vandalism to opt-in to notification and to have the rights afforded any other victim of crime.
Large corporations like Walmart do not choose to opt-in to notifications. They have attorneys who handle their cases and represent their interests in court. Small businesses owners across New Hampshire support the passage of CACR 22 because they want to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect in the criminal justice system.