Contested Restitution Hearing Requesting Over $5,000 Results in Restitution Hearing Taken Off Calendar and No Victim Restitution Ordered for Hit and Run Case

Our client was originally charged with a violation of Vehicle Code section 20002(a), “Hit and Run Driving Resulting in Property Damage.” After diligently investigating the charges, we were able to negotiate to no jail time, a reduced period of probation, and a fine for our client.

As a condition of his sentence, our client had stipulated to restitution liability for the out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the other party.

At the initial restitution hearing, the victims were requesting over $5,000 in restitution payment for chiropractic treatment they had received to treat their injuries from the collision.

After review of the documents, it was clear that the victims requesting restitution did not actually incur any out-of-pocket expenses and, thus, they were not entitled to the restitution they were requesting.

At the next restitution hearing, we explained and proved our position to the prosecution and they agreed and moved to take the restitution matter off calendar.

Our assistance at the restitution hearing saved our client over $5,000 in claimed loss!

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