Alcaraz v. State – Case Brief Summary (Wyoming)

In Alcaraz v. State, 2002 WY 57, P5, 44 P.3d 68, P5 (Wyo. 2002), the Court determined that restitution should be ordered to compensate for legally recognized losses that directly resulted from the criminal act. Alcaraz, 2002 WY 57 at P14.

To comply with this rule in that case, the district court was required to distinguish between those damages that would compensate the victim for monetary losses and the benefits that would continue to inure to the victim and, thus, could not be subject to restitution lest the victim gain a windfall. Id.