New Oklahoma Laws In 2016 Part XII – Court Costs To Be Reduced If Restitution Is Reduced

SB 941 amends 22 OS § 991b(C)(3). It requires a court to lower the fines, court costs, and costs of incarceration if the court decides that restitution should be reduced during a revocation hearing. The defendant must put on evidence that the terms of the order of restitution carries a hardship on the defendant or the defendant’s immediate family. The court is to lower the costs, fines, and costs of incarceration by the same percentage reduction of the restitution.

This law went into effect November 1, 2016.

SB 941 http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2015-16%20ENR/SB/SB941%20ENR.PDF

22 OS § 991b(C)(3) – http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=70816

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