The wording of the order controls your obligation. If you are ordered to pay $500, then that may be the extent of your financial obligation. If the order states that each of you is to pay the restitution of $1500, and that it is joint and several, then it is all due from each of you. Obviously, once any portion is paid by any of you, the debt is reduced. I would recommend that you pay your $500 as soon as you can and then seek advice from your attorney or your probation officer as to whether the court would consider releasing you from further responsibility. It is possible that the court might do just that, but probable that they won't. If you pay the full $1500, you can sue the other two defendants in small claims court to recover the $500 each that they should have pitched in. Good luck.
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"Joint and severed" does not make sense. Perhaps you mean "joint and several," in which case, if they skip out, the farmer can collect it all from you.
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