Code of Alabama - Title 13A: Criminal Code - Section 13A-6-155 - Mandatory restitution

Section 13A-6-155 - Mandatory restitution.

(a) A person or entity convicted of any violation of this article shall be ordered to pay mandatory restitution to the victim, prosecutorial, or law enforcement entity, with the proceeds from property forfeited under Section 13A-6-156 applied first to payment of restitution. Restitution under this section shall include items covered under Article 4A, commencing with Section 15-18-65 of Chapter 18 of Title 15, and any of the following:

(1) Costs of medical and psychological treatment, including physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation, at the court's discretion.

(2) Costs of necessary transportation, temporary housing, and child care, at the court's discretion.

(3) Cost of the investigation and prosecution, attorney's fees, and other court-related costs such as victim advocate fees.

(4) The greater of a. the value of the human trafficking victim's labor as guaranteed under the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; or b. the gross income or value to the defendant of the victim's labor servitude or sexual servitude engaged in by the victim while in the human trafficking situation.

(5) Return of property, cost of damage to property, or full value of property if destroyed or damaged beyond repair.

(6) Expenses incurred by a victim and any household members or other family members in relocating away from the defendant or his or her associates, including, but not limited to, deposits for utilities and telephone service, deposits for rental housing, temporary lodging and food expenses, clothing, and personal items. Expenses incurred pursuant to this section shall be verified by law enforcement to be necessary for the personal safety of the victim or household or family members, or by a mental health treatment provider to be necessary for the emotional well-being of the victim.

(7) Any and all other losses suffered by the victim as a result of any violation of this article.

(b) For purposes of this section, the return of the victim to his or her home country or other absence of the victim from the jurisdiction shall not prevent the victim from receiving restitution.

(Act 2010-705, p. 1708, §6.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021