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If you are convicted of a crime that resulted in a monetary loss or other economic loss for any victim, you will be forced to pay restitution. If your criminal case qualifies for restitution, a mandatory, full restitution payment will have to be made, as set out in Michigan law. Working with a criminal defense lawyer during this stage of a criminal case can protect you from unreasonable payments and ensure the damages claimed by the victim are not excessive. 

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We know that many accused persons in Michigan are forced to pay unrealistic amounts for restitution, and we understand how victims are able to extract more money than true expenses or economic damages should permit. Don’t risk paying more than you have to for Michigan criminal restitution, Grabel & Associates will help guide you through this stage of your case and direct you toward the best legal actions.

Mandatory Restitution After a Criminal Conviction in Michigan

Restitution is rightfully owed to the victim in all qualifying criminal cases, and can even be brought against your estate. Anyone in your case who is faced with perpetrated or threatened physical, financial, or emotional harm as a result of your crime will be provided information about restitution by a Michigan prosecutor. Contact us now to ensure you have every advantage in your criminal case and do not have to live a life of financial ruin as a result of criminal restitution.

How Much Restitution is Paid in Michigan Criminal Cases?

The amount of restitution paid by a defendant in a Michigan criminal case has nothing to do with the finances of that defendant. Your ability to pay will not be considered by the judge in determining the amount of restitution awarded to the victim in your case, and co-defendants or other conspirators in a crime can also be held responsible. Ultimately, it is critical that you work with an experienced lawyer who understands what the best possible restitution outcome is and will fight for you until you achieve the best decision available.

You will have to pay full restitution to any and all victims involved in the crime, meaning that any individual or entity that suffered physical or financial harm will be able to collect restitution from you. Additionally, in cases of death, serious bodily injury or serious bodily impairment of a victim, the court can order triple restitution. Contact Grabel & Associates as soon as possible if you are facing a restitution payment in Michigan. We want to help you get on with your life and leave your case behind with as little lasting damage as possible.

Mandatory Restitution for Michigan Criminal Case

Mandatory restitution for qualifying cases is supported by Michigan laws and court decisions, and the Michigan Crime Victim’s Rights Act contributes significantly to the rules surrounding court ordered restitution. Restitution can be determined by a Michigan judge, or by the probation department, leaving an agent to determine a reasonable amount of restitution to lawfully force upon a defendant. We work with you throughout this process and aggressively defend your freedom and finances.

In addition, the amount of restitution does not always correlate to direct monetary losses. In many Michigan criminal cases, economic damage is caused to other property, or restitution is claimed for medical bills, often after insurance companies have already reimbursed the victim for losses. We fight for a just and fair restitution decision, and a reasonable amount that won’t permanently damage your quality of life.

Our Approach to Restitution in Criminal Cases

Criminal defense lawyers constantly work with complex charges in all stages of the criminal process, and our dedication to affirming our position as one of Michigan’s top defense firms will give you an edge in your case. We are committed to practicing only criminal defense, giving us ample experience in all types of cases and the ability to provide you with unrivaled knowledge and insight throughout your case. We know that the most effective criminal defense approach in any case is tailored to the specific individuals and circumstances involved, and we work to develop a truly individualized strategy through constant consultation with our clients. We will always be there when you have questions or concerns about the restitution process, anytime of day, any day of the week.

Grabel & Associates is recognized as a premier firm for all Michigan criminal cases, and when your money is on the line it is important to invest in the best possible representation. Contact us right now to get started and be confident that you will achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact Us to Avoid Unreasonable Restitution Charges in Michigan

We are available 24/7 at our toll free number, 1-800-342-7896 to speak with you concerning the details of your criminal case and any possible restitution. Restitution fees can be improved with the help of a skilled attorney, and your quick action to secure the best defense in Michigan will be evident in your results. If you would like to speak with trial attorney Scott Grabel about Michigan restitution, contact us online right now. Grabel & Associates is a highly acclaimed law firm and we have proven our result-oriented tactics in thousands of past cases. Our talented team of lawyers will eagerly begin constructing the best strategy for your Michigan restitution case.


Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.