Documenting financial losses for restitution

Documenting financial losses for restitution

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Restitution is the money the Court orders the offender to pay the victim for losses caused by the crimes the offender committed. Restitution can only be ordered for a victim’s losses that are easy to calculate and up to the time of sentencing. At sentencing, it is the victim’s right to have the Court consider making a restitution order for all offences. If the restitution order is not paid, the victim has the right to have the order entered as a debt in civil court.

The Court must base the restitution order on the victim’s records of actual financial losses caused by the crime.

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