Failure to Pay Criminal Restitution

Failure to pay criminal restitution is a direct breach of your contract with the DA’s office, and you could be incarcerated. Failure to pay, late payments, or failure to make restitution payments in full will lead to a civil lawsuit and a contempt of court case in criminal court. A civil action may also occur if you fail to pay restitution. If the victim institutes a civil action, you will likely lose if you defend the case because the standard of proof is much less in civil court. For more legal help with criminal restitution, use the free tool below.

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Jul 16, 2021

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