If probation is terminated and there is still restitution owed, what happens? In the following case, one can read that the obligation to pay restitution also ends. While this may seem unfair to a victim of a crime who is owed such payments, judges are keenly aware of this issue of terminating probation and ending such a duty to pay. Therefore, most judges allow such restitution to convert to a civil judgement to protect the victim. To read more, however, about how restitution owed can end when probation ends, click on the following link.