How is restitution ordered?

How is restitution ordered?

The DA is under an obligation to petition the Court to order restitution on your behalf.

When the District Attorney's (DA) office advises the Court that you have requested restitution or when the victim impact statement contained in the probation investigation report (pre-sentence, pre-plea or pre-disposition report) indicates that the victim seeks restitution, the Court must order restitution unless the interests of justice dictate otherwise.  When the judge does not order restitution, the judge must clearly state his/her reasons on the record.

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