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There is no statute of limitation for a restitution order, generally speaking. However, in the State of WA., if there has been a criminal court order of restitution, the order must be renewed every ten years. That is a 'limitations' on collection.
Also, the court does give consideration for juvenile cases, by placing an outer limit on collection(usually age 28)which acts as a 'limitation' of sorts. Contact an OR lawyer-there may be similar laws in that State concerning putting an end to collection efforts for the 17 year old. Good luck.
I'm not quite sure what you are asking. If you OWE the restitution from 25 years ago, I would advise you to go to the court accounting office and verify that they are still trying to collect it. If they ARE, ask to speak to a judge. Preferably the Judge who ordered it, but really any judge--the Criminal Court judge of the day....
You may have to wait in line, or get there early the next morning. Then, ask the judge for some relief. Ask to cut it in half, or waive it completely. Explain your circumstances and why you need it waived. I think the Judge will be sympathetic to your situation.
If you are trying to COLLECT the restitution, call the DA's office. I honestly don't think you will have much luck collecting on a 25 year-old debt, either from a Criminal Judgment or a Civil Judgment.
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