Appeals Court: Victims of crime can now be compensated for time

Lapeer County Courthouse

LANSING, Mich. – According to a ruling made by the Michigan Court of Appeals, crime victims can be entitled to compensation for needing to take personal or vacation days off work as a result of the crimes against them.

The ruling was made in the case of Dakota Turn, who pleaded guilty to attempted murder in Lapeer County following a stabbing incident.

The victim was a state employee who had to use over 100 hours of personal, medical, and vacation time off to recover, which is time he can’t get back.

The Appeals Court upheld a ruling by a lower court that ordered Turn to pay the victim $2,100 in compensation.




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