Legal financial obligation (LFO)
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Here 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).
Find out about a new court decision that requires the Department of Licensing to reinstate driver's licenses suspended for failure to pay fines (LFO) and/or appear at a related hearing. #9355EN