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We now find ourselves in the position of being surrigate grandparents

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We now find ourselves in the position of being surrigate grandparents to a young lady who will soon be released from prison on an assault with a deadly wepeon conviction. She will have a restitution hearing soon.If We choose to lend her the money to pay ALL of the agreed restitution amount up front is there any chance that the amount could be greatly reduced and her probation eliminated She has been a model prisioner We have NO LEGAL OBLIGATION TO THIS GIRL WHAT SO EVER !
Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am JudgeLaw and I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide excellent service.

I am sorry to hear of your dilemma.   I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.

It is not likely that restitution would be reduced since it is meant to be compensatory. The payment of restitution is, likely, only one condition of the probation. The payment of the restitution is something which decreases the likelihood of the probation being violated by nonpayment, but the court will not shorten probation based upon that payment.

Before putting up any money, I strongly recommend that you speak to your own attorney to work out details and decide if this is in your and her best interest.

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