Got caught shoplifting at meijer they didn't call the cops got a civil demand letter. Will any charges come of this situation?
2 Answers from Attorneys
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).
Yes, quite possible. You should certainly not speak to anyone except your own attorney if you get charged.
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