Restitution is an order made by the Judge as part of the defendant’s sentence that requires the defendant to repay the crime victim for losses suffered as a result of the defendant’s criminal conduct.
What is included in Restitution?
Restitution may include, but is not limited to: the replacement or repair cost of stolen or damaged property; funeral expenses; ambulance or hospital bills, counseling and therapy expenses; relocation expenses; and lost wages for time spent assisting the police or prosecution.
In order to obtain restitution, the victim must provide the necessary documentation to support the claim. Here are simple steps for the victim to follow so that they can be repaid by the person who caused the harm: