What is restitution?

A Court may order a person who is convicted of a crime to pay restitution to the victim, the victim’s family, or the victim’s estate for certain expenses related to the crime. Restitution payments may be ordered for property damage, medical and hospital bills, funeral and burial costs, or other items determined appropriate by the Court. These payments are to be made through the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office. If you are the victim of a crime and you believe you are owed restitution, please submit documentation of expenses related to the crime to the Victim Advocate.

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