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In an assult case the judge ordered retitution held in abeyence what does this mean

Sandusky, MI |

person pled no contest order to anger managment probation and restitution held in abeyence

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It means the judge hasn't decided that issue yet and is holding it pending something.

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The other attorney is correct that the judge hasn't made a final determination on the issue. Judges can hold issues in abeyance for a variety of reasons. In an assault case, a court hold restitution in abeyance if there are possible medical bills. I would also look to see if there are other charges like if any property damage occurred during the assault.

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Sometimes it’s confusing for clients when judges use that terminology. It typically means the issue is one that will be decided at a later date. Oftentimes jail is held in abeyance and that means the time will not be served unless a certain condition isn't satisfied. Good luck

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