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To not be indicted for shoplifting means?

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To not be indicted for shoplifting means?
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Good morning. An indictment is a written accusation charging that an individual named therein has committed an act or omitted to do something that is punishable by law. The purpose of an indictment is to inform an accused individual of the charge against him or her so that the person will be able to prepare a defense. As such, if a person is not to be indicted, it means that they are not going to be charged by the State of New Jersey for a crime which they were accused of.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So therefore I won't have a criminal record?
That would be correct. If you were never charged and the State of New Jersey did not take any legal action, then there would not be a criminal record. It is possible that there was not enough evidence to charge you or the victim in the case spoke with the State and advised that they did not wish for them to take any action against you and the State agreed.

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