A single criminal act earning a conviction is sure to present the court with a wide variety of possible sentences. Apart from incarceration, most convicted defendants also face numerous financial punishments. Court costs can be in the thousands, legal fees can be high, and fines and penalties can be sky-high. Along with all the usual forms of punishment comes one meant to make things better for the victim of crimes. If you have been arrested, it's in your best interest to understand how making criminal restitution could become part of your sentence if you are convicted.