If someone is the victim of a violent crime and the court orders restitution from the defendant, is there a statue of limitations if they never pay?

Asked on February 13, 2015 under Criminal Law, Florida


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Here is the issue: if restitution was a condition of your sentence - reduced, parole, whatever - and you fail to fulfill the conditions, then your sentence or parole could be revoked and you could be charged with the full impact of the crime (I am assuming you were given some lesser punishment because of the conditions).  Please seek help from your lawyer. 

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