i was shot twice in the chest 7 years ago and maybe every 2-3 months, sometimes longer i recieve a check in various amounts ranging from 8-30 dollars is there anyway i can get a lump sum of the 45k i am owed?
Restitution is a part of the shooter's sentence, and the court is in charge of determining a payment schedule. If the judge has okay'ed payments in increments of $8-30 dollars, then there is little you can do to speed up the process.
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Criminal sentences and civil judgments are two entirely different things. Restitution is generally a much slower method of repayment. Unfortunately, as the other poster stated you will be at the mercy of the courts decision on repayment.
Best of Luck!
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First see if it is worth your while to chase the money. Did the shooter get rich? Does he have assets? Even if he has a car, it might be financed out. No equity. Same with house he might own rather than rent. Is it underwater? Does he own it with a wife? (which would protect it from your claim) Is he currently suing for money or did he win a judgment or inherit money? You can reduce your restitution order to a civil judgment and attach and sell off his assets to get paid.
His probation officer can also compel him to come to court and answer questions under oath about his assets and expectancies. Good luck
I think all of these answers are very good. I just wanted to add that the fact that the individual is on a payment plan shows that he (or she) most likely does not have the money to pay. There is no way to collect money from a person that does not have it.
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