Will the defendant be ordered to pay restitution?

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 assistant state's attorney 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, if the defendant is sentenced to serve time in the department of corrections (prison), documentation was not available, or the court does not find the amount reasonable through the criminal court. 

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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 have to pay restitution?
5. What happens if restitution is not paid?