Victim Restitution

Evaluating Direct Restitution Orders in Criminal Appeals

Direct restitution is an often overlooked area for possible issues in all criminal cases. This session from the CCAP 2008 Guilty Plea Workshop session covers things to check for in the court's victim-restitution order.

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Restitution Benchguide

The California Judges Benchguide (external link to PDF) on restitution is an invaluable resource to kick start your research when handling a restitution appeal.


Restitution Issues Matrix

This chart (external link to PDF) prepared by the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board lists the direct victim restitution statutes and the restitution fine statute, and cross-references sections of the benchguide which will provide cases on point.