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Arizona Supreme Court restricts challenges to restitution

The Arizona Supreme Court says a person who pleads guilty under a plea agreement has only very limited rights to challenge a restitution order that follows.

The case decided Tuesday by the state high court centered on a restitution award for nearly $41,000 against a man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

The Supreme Court ruled that a Pima County Superior Court judge correctly ruled that Frank Hoffman gave up his right to appeal the restitution award by pleading guilty under a plea agreement.

The court’s unanimous ruling said state law allows such defendants to challenge restitution awards through only very limited legal reviews known as post-conviction proceedings.

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