Restitution for Victims
The law makes allowances for some victims of crimes. When a defendant is convicted of an offense, any person directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of that offense may be awarded restitution.
Restitution may cover medical bills, replacement of goods, counseling, rehabilitation, financial award, and more.
The court orders restitution under certain circumstances; necessary rehabilitation for the victim, financial losses directly related to the crime, or it is needed to make the victim whole again.
Restitution is often mandatory in drunk driving, sexual assault, child abuse, and theft, just to name a few.
If you believe that you are entitled to restitution, or are concerned that you may be held responsible for restitution, we suggest you contact our office and schedule a consultation with a knowledge and experienced attorney.