State v. MeeksAnnotate this Case
In deciding whether a plan of restitution is unworkable, courts should evaluate unworkability on a case-by-case basis.
The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals affirming Appellant’s order of restitution, holding that the Court of Appeals did not err in concluding that the restitution plan was a workable one. Here, the district court ordered that, upon Appellant’s release from prison, he pay $14,356.21 in restitution pursuant to Kan. Stat. Ann. 21-6604(b)(1). On appeal, Appellant argued that, as a result of his limited financial resources, he would not be able to pay off the order in a reasonable time frame and that the plan of restitution was unworkable. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion when it ruled that Appellant failed to show the restitution plan was unworkable.