How Can I Collect Restitution That is Owed to Me?
The experienced Baltimore criminal defense lawyer Attorney Eric T. Kirk will advise you that a judgment for restitution is the same as a money judgment in a civil case.
In other words, it can be enforced in the same way. This judgment acts as lien on any real property that the obligor owns, and can be enforced against someone’s wages by a writ of garnishment. The reality faced by many is that collection of a judgment can be a daunting task. Someone awarded a $500 restitution judgment may well spend more than that if private enforcement efforts are undertaken. In some instances, the State of Maryland may offer assistance.