I didn't have car insurance when I got the DUI. I hit a car in the side as I was coming out of a bank parking lot. The restituition was for $9500 and I made 19 payments of $500 each to pay it off. Since I didn't hear from the Court or the victim for years after I fully paid off the $9500 I thought that the matter was complete and recognized by the Court. A few years ago my Wisconsin State income tax refunds started to be confiscated by the Court. I called them up to find out why and they said that they had no records that showed that I fully paid off my obligation of $9500 restitution. I told them that I did but didn't have the checks anymore. Is there anyway that I can prove I did pay this off in full and if I die will my relatives or estate be obliged to pay this off ? Thanks.
Contact your bank to see if they have records. If this was a DMV approved installment plan, they may also have records. You can also contact the victim to obtain a release, or hire a lawyer to try and bring a motion before the court that ordered the restitution. Good luck.
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