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Arizona Judicial Branch

Restitution Eligibility

Chief Justice Bales states:

“Arizona’s Constitution provides victims the right to receive prompt restitution from a person convicted of a crime against them.”

    Restitution is reimbursement for economic loss, which is defined as “any loss incurred by a person as a result of the commission of an offense.”  The Court may order the defendant to pay the victim restitution to cover actual losses as a result of a crime.  Possible restitution claims may be for, but are not limited to:  lost, damaged, or stolen property; lost wages; travel expenses for court; medical or mental health treatment; or other financial loss directly related to the crime.

    Arizona statutes define a Victim as –

    19. "Victim" means a person against whom the criminal offense has been committed, including a minor, or if the person is killed or incapacitated, the person's spouse, parent, child, grandparent or sibling, any other person related to the person by consanguinity or affinity to the second degree or any other lawful representative of the person, except if the person or the person's spouse, parent, child, grandparent, sibling, other person related to the person by consanguinity or affinity to the second degree or other lawful representative is in custody for an offense or is the accused.