A group of juvenile delinquents makes amends by repainting a wall covered with graffiti. AP/WIDE WORLD PHOTOS Some states have tried to improve the collection of restitutions and other court-ordered payments, such as court fees, through a single system. Washington has been a former leader in this area and has developed a system for recovering a legal financial obligation of an author that combines reimbursement, compensation costs imposed by law for victims of crime, court fees, attorneys` fees, and other costs estimated by the court against a perpetrator.15 When the money is recovered by the offender for legal obligation, 16 Other states, including Alabama and New Jersey, also deal with the collection of such costs through a single unit.17 benefits either the victim of the crime or the public. If a victim can be identified, a judge is called upon to reimburse the victim. For example, when an accused is convicted of stealing a person`s stereo, the accused may be ordered to reimburse the victim for the value of the stereo in addition to penalties such as jail time and fines. Many victims are interested in how they can be reimbursed for the financial losses they have suffered as a result of a crime. This page provides an overview of this process. The Mandatory Restitution Act 1996 established procedures for determining the amount of restitution to which a victim is entitled. Information on procedures for the reimbursement of offences that occurred before the adoption of the Act on 24 April 1996 is also included. The law provides that “identified” victims may be entitled to a reimbursable order for certain losses resulting from the commission of an offence or for losses that a defendant agrees to repay under a Plea agreement. The victims can be either individuals or companies. It is important that victims keep records of all costs incurred by the offence, so that the trial judge can use this information to determine what costs are duly included in a restitution order. For more information on all topics covered in this brochure, please contact the Victim Witness Assistance Program of the U.S.
Attorney`s Office at 1-888-431-1918. States generally provide that parole or parole may be revoked for non-repayment. The failure of the culprits must be intentional. As this can be difficult to prove, the product is not widely used. However, in some cases, the courts have found that the non-payment of an accused was intentional. For example, in one case in Illinois, an accused agreed to a pleading agreement that he had to pay $5 a month. When he did not make the first payment of US$5, the court found that his non-payment was intentional because he had given every indication that he was able to pay that amount. Such intentional non-payment was sufficient to revoke the defendant`s conditional release32 In the case of infringement, reimbursement applies to the amount of damage necessary to return the applicant to the position he held before the commission of the unlawful act. For example, if a person is injured by another person, the victim can recover the medical expenses and the shortfall in compensation.
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