CA Penal Code Section 1214.5


In any case in which the defendant is ordered to pay more than fifty dollars ($50) in restitution as a condition of probation, the court may, as an additional condition of probation since the court determines that the defendant has the ability to pay, as defined in Section 1203.1b(b), order the defendant to pay interest at the rate of 10 percent per annum on the principal amount remaining unsatisfied.


(1)Except as provided in paragraph (2), interest commences to accrue on the date of entry of the judgment or order.


Unless the judgment or order otherwise provides, if restitution is payable in installments, interest commences to accrue as to each installment on the date the installment becomes due.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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