Restitution is money paid by the person who committed a crime to the victim. It may pay for bills from the doctor, hospital, dentist, or counseling. It may also pay for medicine, funeral costs, or things that were broken or stolen during a crime.

Restitution is usually available only after the person who committed a crime has been sentenced.

Victims must keep all of their bills and receipts for items or services that they had to pay for resulting from the crime.

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