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You can file a motion for an indigency hearing (pauper hearing) to have the court determine if it is reasonable for you to be expected to pay back the restitution. Your public defender should have objected at any sentencing hearing as the fact that you have a PD is prima facia evidence of indigency.
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The PD would likely not be too helpful as he is the one who should have done this initially so I would talk to a private attorney. It would just require the attorney to file the motion to have you declared indigent and set aside/lower the restitution amount.
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