Q: I was acquitted of a crime on appeal. I had been order to pay restitution.
What is the controlling case law or statue in Pennsylvania that requires the court to return the money to the Defendant.
A: I don't know if any restitution you have paid can be refunded to you, if you have won on appeal. Perhaps you need to file a motion with the trial court, attached the appellate decision, and request a hearing.
Ask your attorney.
The Probation office should have procedures for you to request the restitution. If not , then you need to contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union, ask to speak with the prison rights project, then ask them your question and if they don't know ask if they can give you the names of some of their "cooperating attorneys.
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