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The prosecutor told me that i have to pay $ 1,500.00 for 1

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The prosecutor told me that i have to pay $ 1,500.00 for 1 small tree so the total will be $ 9,000.00 and the fine and total will be $ 10,000.00. Can i bargain to the judge that I will just pay the fine and look for a landscaper to replaced the 6 trees that was cut by the tree cutting company.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  LADYLAWYER replied 5 years ago.

LADYLAWYER :

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LADYLAWYER :

Have you offered this deal to the prosecutor yet?

Customer:

Not yet

LADYLAWYER :

Okay, thanks. I would do that first. But yes, you can certainly ask the judge for a different outcome here and s/he can make a ruling that way.

LADYLAWYER :

If the issue is restitution, then this sounds acceptable.

LADYLAWYER :

The judge will probably give you a certain time frame to get them replaced.

Customer:

So ithere is a possibility that the judge wiil agree with my offer.What is restitution

Customer:

So if the judge will give me a certain time frame to replace the 6 trees that will be great.

LADYLAWYER :

Yes, there is certainly a possibility, but it would be better to present this to the prosecutor first. The law of restitution is the law of gains-based recovery. It is the act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered.

Customer:

suppose the prosecutor will not agree with my proposal, what shall I do. do i have to beg to the judge for my proposal

LADYLAWYER :

yes

Customer:

So that is what i have to do on Nov. 9, 2011 hearing.

LADYLAWYER :

I would contact the prosecutor before that and if they say no, then you will have to ask the judge to approve your proposed deal.

Customer:

okey thank you very much. good night.

LADYLAWYER :

You're welcome! And a goodnight to you! :)

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LADYLAWYER :

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Customer:

no thank you very much.

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