Q: My co defendant was ordered to pay $300 restitution and i was ordered to pay $11 grand.Aren't both equally responsible
Company got all items back say was took,but i'm being charged for total amount on police report.she had lawyer i didn't what do i do can i get mine lowered to her amount? is that right she plead guilty i didn't?
A: Good question. Ordinarily, you would be correct: co defendants in criminal cases are often held jointly and several liable for the direct loss sustained by a victim of their crime or crimes. However, depending upon your jurisdiction the judge could order a more specific sum to each party depending upon fault. Consult a local lawyer to help answer some questions and you'll be able to get a better answer. Hope this helps. For more information: Law Offices of David A Black, 40 North Central Ave. #1400, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. Http://www.dbphoenixcriminallawyer.com
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