Ability to pay restitution

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Considering ability to pay when ordering restitution

Defendant argued that the trial court erred by ordering him to pay $5732 in restitution without considering his ability to pay.  Noting that the trial court incorporated an earlier appealed restitution order in its later order, and that, in that earlier order, the trial court considered defendant's strained financial circumstances and allowed him to make monthly payments, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that the trial court did not err by failing to consider defendant's ability to pay.  Affirmed.

State v. Willis, A19-0815, Hennepin County.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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