I was ordered to pay court fines and restitution, what’s the difference?CriminalDefense
Court fines are costs that the court itself imposes as either all or part of your punishment. Court fees can be ordered in addition to jail time, or as a condition of your release. Failure to pay court fines can result in incarceration. Restitution is ordered as a repayment to the victim in the case. Although restitution is most commonly used to order re-payment in theft or embezzlement cases, it can also be ordered in cases where a victim or their property is harmed. It is not uncommon for a judge to order both court fines and restitution.