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re: All those dead trees . . .
02-10-2006 3:03 PM
Joined on 09-24-2004
"All those dead trees..."
I didn't get the point.
"Courts do things on paper. If a judge discharged you from all restitution, there should be a document somewhere showing that."
I did not make myself clear on that. After being arrested, I went to the court clerk's office and got a copy of the original plea bargain form my attorney filled out. He failed to list this one case. That is the reason for it coming back to haunt me.
"That said, even if the company released you from the obligation, the restitution order is still a court ORDER. It's up to the judge whether that order is nullfied by anything exrenal."
Arkansas statutes say that a restitution judgment may be discharged by an agreement between the beneficiary and the defendant. In court upon being presented with the letter from the company. the judge declared the $22,000 satisfied.
The original order handed down by the Court said that the amount of restitution was not to exceed $20,000. That amount has more than been satisfied. I do not feel that the court should have ordered me to apy the $2000.