Does Restitution Decrease by Victim’s Self-Help?

Anyone who has been involved in a restitution hearing cannot help but wonder if certain damages are being exaggerated by a victim or if some damages were really suffered at all. If can often seem like a judge is eager to award damages, even if fabricated by the victim, since defendant is guilty anyway. The following case exemplifies one defendant’s challenge to a restitution award and how an appellate court regarded restitution awards in general. To read the article, please click on the following link –

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