Where the victim of a crime has suffered a loss, we attempt, when possible, to obtain an order for restitution. Under Idaho law, economic loss includes, “the value of property taken, destroyed, broken or otherwise harmed, and direct out-of-pocket losses or expenses”.

Restitution is a reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses and is paid by the defendant. According to state law, the victim is entitled to an order of restitution unless it is deemed undesirable or inappropriate by the Judge, in which case an order stating the reason for the denial must be issued.

Restitution is usually made in monthly payments that are based on the defendant’s ability to pay. The defendant will be ordered to send payments to the Owyhee County Clerk, and the clerk in turn will issue you a check and forward the payment to the victim.

Should the defendant be sent to the penitentiary, the parole board will decide if restitution is appropriate upon the defendant’s release.

A Restitution Statement should be filled out and returned to the Prosecutors Office.


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650

17082 Basey St.
Murphy, ID 83650

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
(closed at Noon)

Phone: 208-495-1153

Fax: 208-495-2592


Christopher Topmiller

Senior Legal Assistant

Abby DeLeon

Junior Legal Assistant

Janet DeLeon

Victim Witness Coordinator

Jennifer Maund
(208) 495-1154 ext. 158