Legal Question in Criminal Law in Michigan

Got caught shoplifting at meijer they didn't call the cops got a civil demand letter. Will any charges come of this situation?

Asked on 4/07/13, 7:40 am

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Neil O'Brien Eaton County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
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Criminal retail fraud (shoplifting) charges can be authorized regardless of whether the store invokes its right to seek the statutory civil demand (which is a sliding scale based on the value of the goods stolen).

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Answered on 4/07/13, 3:37 pm
Timothy Klisz Klisz Law Office, PLLC
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Yes, quite possible. You should certainly not speak to anyone except your own attorney if you get charged.

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Answered on 4/07/13, 8:07 pm

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