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Yes, you can file suit for the damages in civil court. Once you get your judgment then you can garnish the defendant's wages and accounts and attach their personal property, as well. You will likely need to credit any payments actually received from the restitution order against the civil judgment.
If your claim does not exceed $12,000 you can sue in small claims court. Small claims court is designed to be "user friendly" so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.
Yes, this is true in Pennsylvania. The restitution order is not the same as a civil judgment. The restitution will likely be tied to the successful completion of his sentence.
The defendant will not have to provide such information to the court, as the court will not take action to collect. The burden is on the defendant to make his payment so as to successfully comply with the sentence.
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