What is the statute of limitations for fraud? 3 Answers as of July 19, 2011I was arrested for fraud, served time, been released from probation and required to pay restitution for a large sum of money per month. Is there a statute of limitations or is there a way to come to an agreement on an amount to stop paying the restitution? What happens if I stop paying altogether? Should I hire a lawyer to resolve this since my co-defendant didn't have to pay restitution?
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Statute? You have a court order to pay. If you violate that probation order, the court can revoke your probation and return you to jail for the original sentence. You could hire counsel to file a motion to amend the probation order and sentence, if you could, should legal good cause and changed circumstances sufficient to persuade a judge to do so.
Answer Applies to: California