Category Archives: Restitution
What Does it Mean When The Court Orders me to Pay Restitution?
Restitution. If you don’t know what it means, it can be a confusing word, whose pronunciation gives no clue as to what it implies. For those of you who aren’t certain of the legal definition here in Michigan, restitution is what a defendant sometimes has to pay to compensate a victim for the economic […][Read More]
Michigan Criminal Law – This is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
This week, April 22nd through April 28th, is National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. Each year, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)—part of the United States Department of Justice—leads local communities in programming to promote victims’ rights. As criminal defense lawyers, we are involved in the criminal justice system on a daily basis. We do […][Read More]
Michigan Restitution Sentencing – Michigan Court of Appeals Clarifies Calculation of Criminal Restitution
“Restitution” is when a defendant has to pay money to an individual to compensate the individual’s economic losses. In Michigan, restitution is mandatory in a criminal case when the victim has suffered an economic loss. For example, the criminal defendant who commits a theft of the victim’s property will have to pay the victim money […][Read More]