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would it takes years if I decide to go to the DA for restitution of a legal case whereby family members committed embezzlement, fraud and identity theft of myself of my family. Also, one of their properties, which now has a lies pendens on it is what is the issue. They are digging in deep not to give that up and being very very slow, as much as they can and the law allows. Case is almost a year and a half old already. thanks
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It could easily take years. The main problem is that when they are ordered to pay restitution they will have to pay it out over the term of their probation. if they don't get probation there is nothing the criminal system can do to force them to pay.

If you go through the civil process it is faster because you, through your lawyer, are controlling the speed at which the case flows.

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