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A. The trial court shall retain jurisdiction of the case as follows:
1. Subject to paragraph 2 of this subsection, for purposes of ordering, modifying and enforcing the manner in which court-ordered payments are made until paid in full or until the defendant's sentence expires.
2. For all restitution orders in favor of a victim, including liens and criminal restitution orders, for purposes of ordering, modifying and enforcing the manner in which payments are made until paid in full.
B. At the time the defendant is ordered to pay restitution by the court, the court may enter a criminal restitution order in favor of each person who is entitled to restitution for the unpaid balance of any restitution order. A criminal restitution order does not affect any other monetary obligation imposed on the defendant pursuant to law.
C. At the time the defendant completes the defendant's period of probation or the defendant's sentence or the defendant absconds from probation or the defendant's sentence, the court shall enter both:
1. A criminal restitution order in favor of the state for the unpaid balance, if any, of any fines, costs, incarceration costs, fees, surcharges or assessments imposed.
2. A criminal restitution order in favor of each person entitled to restitution for the unpaid balance of any restitution ordered, if a criminal restitution order is not issued pursuant to subsection B of this section.
D. The clerk of the court shall notify each person who is entitled to restitution of the criminal restitution order.
E. A criminal restitution order may be recorded and is enforceable as any civil judgment, except that a criminal restitution order does not require renewal pursuant to section 12-1611 or 12-1612. Enforcement of a criminal restitution order by any person or by the state on behalf of any person who is entitled to restitution includes the collection of interest that accrues at a rate of ten percent a year. Enforcement of a criminal restitution order by the state includes the collection of interest that accrues at a rate of four percent a year. A criminal restitution order does not expire until paid in full. A filing fee, a recording fee or any other charge is not required for recording a criminal restitution order.
F. All monies paid pursuant to a criminal restitution order entered by the court shall be paid to the clerk of the court.
G. Monies received as a result of a criminal restitution order entered pursuant to this section shall be distributed in the following order of priority:
1. Restitution ordered that is reduced to a criminal restitution order.
2. Associated interest.
H. The interest accrued pursuant to subsection E of this section does not apply to fees imposed for collection of the court ordered payments.
I. A criminal restitution order is a criminal penalty for the purposes of a federal bankruptcy involving the defendant.