DUI Restitution Avoided due to Doubtful Credibility of Victims
My client was convicted of a DUI involving an accident. The victims of the DUI asked the court to award them approximately $13,000 in restitution. Although we didn't dispute that the victims deserved compensation for their damages, we believed that they were submitting false evidence to the court concerning their damages. So, we set the case for a hearing. After many appearances and an eventual hearing, the judge agreed that he doubted the credibility of the victims. Accordingly, they were awarded none of the restitution that they requested.