Title 17, Chapter 14, Section 17
(a) For purposes of this Code section only, the term:
(1) "Conviction" means a finding or verdict of guilty or a plea of
guilty, regardless of whether an appeal of the conviction has been
(2) "Victim" means any natural person against whom a crime
specified in Chapter 7 or 8 of Title 16 has been committed.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Section 17-14-3, the judge of any court of competent jurisdiction shall order that an adult offender, upon a conviction of any crime specified in Chapter 7 or 8 of Title 16, make restitution to any victim as a condition of any relief ordered by the court.
(c) The amount of restitution ordered shall be equal to the
unreimbursed or uncompensated portion of the victim's damages.
(d) For purposes of this Code section only, the court is not required to make any written findings in accordance with Code Section 17-14-8 when ordering restitution; provided, however, that a court may order a restitution plan in accordance with the provisions of Code Sections 17-14-7 and 17-14-10.
(e) The provisions of Code Sections 17-14-11 through 17-14-16 shall apply to any restitution orders issued in accordance with this Code section.