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Legal financial obligation (LFO)

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In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information and resources about how to deal with legal financial obligations / restitution-reduction or waiver of interest in Washington state. After you are convicted of a crime in superior, district, or municipal court, and as part of your sentencing, the judge orders you to pay money to the courts, city and/or victims involved. This money is your legal financial obligation (LFO).

  • Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs)

    9915EN - This publication explains the different types of legal financial obligations that the court can order you to pay and what to do if you cannot afford to pay them. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion to Remit (Remove) Legal Financial Obligations in District or Municipal Court

    9913EN - After you are convicted of a crime in district or municipal court, and as part of your sentencing, the judge orders you to pay money to the courts, city and/or victims involved. This money is your legal financial obligation (LFO). This packet tells you how to ask the judge to reduce or waive your obligations in district or municipal court. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Filing a Motion to Remit (Remove) Legal Financial Obligations in Superior Court

    9914EN - After you are convicted of a crime in superior court, and as part of your sentencing, the judge orders you to pay money to the courts, city and/or victims involved. This money is your legal financial obligation (LFO). This packet tells you how to ask the judge to reduce or waive your obligations in superior court. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs): Understanding How LFOs Work

    The purpose of this guide is to help educate people about Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) and how they work. LFOs include fees, fines, and restitution orders that are assessed by judges at the time of criminal conviction. Read More

    By:
    Seattle University School of Law Access to Justice Institute