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If you were not detained and law enforcement was not called to the scene you very likely have nothing to worry about as long as you do not return to the CVS. Your information may be sent to the District CVS loss prevention manager so it would be wise not to go to any area CVS. If you do go the a CVSyou will be asked to leave and law enforcement will be called on a trespassing charge. But their opportunity to charge you with the shop lifting has passed them by. This is becaus eit is difficult to prosecute these tyoes of cases unless you are cought leaving the store with unpaid merchandise.
The following lists the potential enalties for shop lifting:
Shoplifting property with a total combined value of less than $100
Second degree petit theft (second degree misdemeanor)
Fines up to $500; up to 60 days in jail
Shoplifting property with a total combined value of $100 or more but less than $300; shoplifting property with a value of less than $100 if the person charged has previously been convicted once of any theft
First degree petit theft (first degree misdemeanor)
Fines up to $1,000; up to 1 year in jail
Second or subsequent conviction of petit theft shoplifting
First or second degree petit theft (first or second degree misdemeanor)
Fine between $50 and $1,000--court may substitute public service for fine; up to 60 days in jail or up to 1 year in jail
Shoplifting property with a total combined value of more than $300 and less than $20,000; or if the item taken is a firearm or certain other items
Third degree grand theft (third degree felony)
Fines up to $5,000; up to five years in prison
Shoplifting property with a total combined value of more than $20,000 and less than $100,000
Second degree grand theft (second degree felony)
Fines up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison
Shoplifting property with a total combined value of more than $100,000, or if in the course of a grand theft the offender causes damage to the real or personal property of another in excess of $1,000
First degree grand theft (first degree felony)
Fines up to $10,000 and up to 30 years in prison
If you are having trouble controlling your conduct you may wish to seek counseling. Some people do have compulsions that they must learn to control.
Clearly you realize that this conduct can only lead you into trouble, but you seem to have gotten a break this time.
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