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Criminal Law: Reducing costs where restitution is imposed

Where restitution — called “the sum necessary to compensate the victim for out-of-pocket losses,” People v. Tzitzikalakis, 8 NY3d 217 (2007) — is required in a criminal case, there are ways in which the overall cost to the defendant can be reduced. The judge at sentencing normally imposes several other financial assessments, including the crime victim ...

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