Restitution is a court order that requires the offender to pay you for any out-of-pocket losses directly related to the crime. The judge is required to consider restitution. If it’s not ordered, the judge must explain why.
These documents have been updated as of June 1, 2020
Restitution may apply for the following:
- damage, destruction and loss of property bodily or psychological harm lost wages
- services like a counsellor or psychologist
- expenses incurred in moving out of the offender’s house, including costs for temporary housing, food, childcare and transportation
losses incurred by unknowingly purchasing or lending money on stolen property
- expenses incurred in re-establishing your identity, and correcting your credit history and credit rating, after identity theft
- expenses to remove a personal image from the Internet or other digital network
The accused and their lawyer will receive a copy of your Statement on Restitution.