Call a local lawyer for advice. In our state, even if you make payment, most restitution requires a release from the vehicle owner indicating payment in full. I usually warn clients about making payments without a simultaneous release being signed by the car owner. This release is submitted to the Restitution agency. The driver is then eligible for reinstatement.
You certainly can make payment in full at your hearing. In fact all parties involved prefer it that way just be sure to get a signed Release for your payment releasing you from further claims.
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You will need to get a local car accident attorney to help with this issue. In our state, pay is required as well as a release from the defendant indicating payment in full. Speak to a local accident attorney and see if what you are proposing will work. Getting the release after paying the damages party is difficult, specially when the last thing they want do you is a favor...
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