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In California, when a legally intoxicated driver is involved in a traffic crash, a criminal court can order the defendant to pay restitution to the victim. The victim is entitled to compensation for property damage, medical expenses, and lost wages. In DUI-related accident and injury cases, California criminal courts impose payment of restitution as a part or condition of probation. Restitution orders require a defendant to pay the victim a pre-determined amount calculated by the prosecutor’s office, a victim assistance ...

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