The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled a Leavenworth County judge erred in not allowing a woman to have a restitution hearing.

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled a Leavenworth County judge erred in not allowing a woman to have a restitution hearing.

The state’s highest court released the decision Friday.

The decision concerns the case of Kayla L. Martin.

Martin pleaded no contest in Leavenworth County District Court to two counts of interference with law enforcement by falsely reporting crimes. The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred in 2013, according to the Supreme Court decision.

Martin was sentenced in 2015. She received a suspended prison sentence and was placed on probation.

At the time of sentencing, the judge agreed to issue an order regarding restitution in the case within seven days.

Three days later, the judge ordered Martin to pay $10,800 in restitution.

The order was issued by District Court Judge Gunnar Sundby, who retired earlier this year from his duties as a district court judge. He now serves as a senior judge.

Martin appealed the restitution order, arguing the judge should have held a restitution hearing for which she could have been present and had ordered a restitution plan that was unworkable.

The Kansas Court of Appeals upheld the restitution order.

But in the ruling issued Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court determined that Martin should have been given a restitution hearing.

The Supreme Court reversed the Courts of Appeals decision and remanded the case back to Leavenworth County District Court for a restitution hearing.