A Victim's Right to Restitution
The Victims' Bill of Rights Act in the California Constitution includes the right to restitution amongst its many provisions:
"All persons who suffer losses as a result of criminal activity shall have the right to seek and secure restitution from the persons convicted of the crimes causing the losses they suffer."
"Restitution shall be ordered from the convicted wrongdoer in every case, regardless of the sentence or disposition imposed, in which a crime victim suffers a loss."
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to view and print this brochure or it is available at the District Attorney's Office located at 550 W. Main Street, Merced, California.