§ 19.2-368.19

Definitions

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:”Defendant” means any person who pleads guilty to, is convicted of, or is found not guilty by reason of insanity with respect to a felony resulting in physical injury to or death of another person.”Division” means the Division of Crime Victims’ Compensation.”Interested party” means the victim, the defendant, and any transferee of proceeds due the defendant under a contract, the person with whom the defendant has contracted, the prosecuting attorney for the Commonwealth, and the Division of Crime Victims’ Compensation.”Victim” means a person who suffers personal, physical, mental, emotional, or pecuniary loss as a direct result of a crime and includes the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of the victim.

History

1990, c. 549; 1992, c. 681.

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