Will the defendant be ordered to pay restitution?
Maybe. Restitution is the out of pocket expenses (not covered by insurance or other means) the victim has from medical bills and damages as a result of the defendant’s criminal actions against them. The prosecutor will seek restitution in criminal cases whenever documentation is provided and reasonable. Sometimes a restitution amount cannot be agreed upon and a hearing is requested for the judge to determine the amount. Victims are responsible to provide all necessary documentation for restitution. Situations where restitution would not be ordered in criminal cases would be a finding of not guilty or the defendant is sentenced to serve time in the department of corrections (prison) or documentation was not available, or the court does not find the amount reasonable through the criminal court, etc.

Show All Answers

1. Is there money to help cover medical expenses as a result of violent crime committed against me?
2. Will the defendant be ordered to pay restitution?
3. If restitution is ordered how does it get to the victim?
4. How long does the defendant get to pay restitution?
5. What happens if restitution is not paid?
6. Is there money to help violent crime victims and families of homicide with medical, counseling, and burial expenses?
7. What is the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Compensation Program and who is eligible?