People v. SantoriAnnotate this Case
Defendant appealed the trial court's restitution order requiring him to pay the City $18,878.23 in restitution for 32 incidents of graffiti. The court affirmed the order, concluding that substantial evidence supports the restitution award and this case is distinguishable from Luis M. v. Superior Court. In Luis M., the California Supreme Court held that no factual nexus existed between the minor’s conduct and the juvenile court’s restitution order. In this case, the People presented evidence of defendant’s specific acts, and that evidence was considered in calculating the amount of restitution. In Luis M., the restitution order was based only on the average cost for graffiti remediation. The court also concluded that a reduction in investigative costs was reasonable.