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Can i switch my restitution over to community service while im on probation?

Evansville, IN |

i have felonies for theft and im almost done with all my legal troubles, besides restitution and probation.

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Attorney answers 1


The answer is probably not. Restitution is designed to compensate the victim of a crime for the loss he's suffered. Thus, it is unlikely that you will be able to convert a monetary restitution payment to the victim into a non-monetary sanction that benefits the county, such as community service.