Hello again and thank you for your reply. Although it might help if an attorney contact the store, it ultimately may not make any difference. In other words, once criminal
charges are filed with the State, it is the State prosecutor that has the prosecutorial discretion in the case. All crimes are considered crimes against the "State" so the alleged victims don't have control over what happens to a case once they report the crime. That said, often times prosecutors will honor a request by a store owner to drop the prosecution of the charges.
So, it won't hurt if her criminal defense attorney, which she absolute needs in this case, tries to negotiate something with the store owner so that the owner asks the State to drop charges. But again, important to keep in mind that paying the store a fine, will not guarantee the charges will be dropped by the State. The money they would be asking for is really like a civil fine. Although someone never makes it out of a store or the area with an item, they would still generally have exposure for theft
/shoplifting or attempted theft, so that is why stores sometimes will agree to a fine in exchange for going to the prosecutor and asking for the charge to be dropped.
But, again, very important she consult with a LV criminal defense attorney before her next hearing and her attorney can probably get a continuance if she is not well. Once the attorney knows all of the facts, they may have enough to push for a complete dismissal of the charges, that I can't say.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.