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I shopped at Walmart today, and bought about $25 worth of

I shopped at Walmart today, and bought about $25 worth of merchandise. I picked up a $4 pack of pens, then proceeded to buy my other groceries. I went to produce to pick up some fruit, bagged them, then decided I didn't want them, and left the bags in the cart. I threw the bags over the pens by accident. I went to a self checkout, paid for everything else, but never saw the pens because the bag was covering them. I found out once I got to my car that I didn't pay for the $4 pens. The alarm never went off. It's been an hour and nobody's knocking on my door. My questions are: A. What are the chances that Walmart will find out if the alarms never went off? B. If they did find out, how would they catch me if I never come back? C. If I argue that it was an accident because the fruit bags were covering the small pack of $4 pens, will they let me go? D. If I do get charged, what are the penalties, and how long will this take to come off my record? E. Should I return and pay for the $4 pens, or will that just be turning myself in?

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William B. Esq.

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It was totally misunderstanding i was arrested. took

it was totally misunderstanding i was arrested for shoplifting. took fingerprints and photo. and cops told i will get court desk notice to appear. but i did not got any notice since one month.and i went to India by taking advice of attorney. will there be any problems at port of entry. because the case is still pending i did not get court notice to appear. is there any chances to deport me. whether my case is filed or not in the courtplease any one help me i am so nervous

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KJL LAW

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I had a misdemeanor 8 years ago. I did not go to court or

I had a misdemeanor 8 years ago for shoplifting. I did not go to court or get fine. I went to an 8 hour class and got a certificate for completing that class. Will this be on my record?

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Hammer O'Justice

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Juris Doctor

 
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My daughter is involved in a title ix after being raped at

My daughter is involved in a title ix after being raped at school. We are waiting for results of hearing, where the 2 main witnesses changed their story. The attackers family has hired a lawyer and we have not. The change in the witnesses story has a lot of "lawyer " speak in it. I emailed one of the witnesses and simply asked why he had changed his story....nothing else except for Lady Gaga's vid "until it happens to you" this guy was one on my daughter's best friends now he's changed his tune and is testifying for the rapist. The scholl title ix coor called my husband and said what I had done was retaliatory and could hurt Miranda's case. I didn't know I wasn't allowed to speak to anyone except the rapist. I didn't know a question could be considered "retaliatory" The question being "why did you change your story. I wrote a mea culpa to the title ix coord and my daughter had nothing to do with it. Is it true that I am not allowed under title IX to have any contact w/the rapists witnesses?

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

 
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My disabled girlfriend was arrested at Walmart. She suffers

My disabled girlfriend was arrested at Walmart for shoplifting. She suffers many things including PTSD. She had an issue at self scan and could not figure out the issue. Twice, the attendant came and cleared the unit with the store ID. On her way out, she was stopped for two packages of sauce mix, retail total $2.98, not paid for and arrested. She had no idea there was an issue as she thought what was the problem was resolved but the attendant. She has a public defender. Walmart wants 10 days in jail period. The public defender wants a bench trial. This judge put a lady in jail because her two tiny dogs weren't on a leash....just saying. She had no intent to steal anything as her food stamps had plenty of funds. A bench trial in front of this judge is suicide in my opinion. She needs a good legal opinion other than the PD or mine. I recommend that all the store training records, work instructions, surveillance video, depositions etc be requested with a jury trial. Mine is an educated but not legally educated opinion only. I am disabled also with MS and can't afford to get an attorney for her. Help please.

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Roger

Litigation Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
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State is VT..we have issued a NO Trespass against someone

State is VT..we have issued a NO Trespass against someone that is known to shoplift. The previous owners of the store had a No Treespass on her also. She is now suing us for discrimination because she is banned from the store. The papers she served us with make it clear that there are five or six other stores she is suing at the same time for the same reason. She is apparently representing herself. Obviously, we need to respond to avoid a default judgement, but what is the quickest way to get this frivolous suit to go away?JA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, our first step was to call the insurance company and get their opinion.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am at our second store...my wife called with these details. Apparently, thisperson has some court dates coming up for retail theft.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

 
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I was charged with shoplifting $400 from Sams. tomorrow in

I was charged with shoplifting $400 from Sams. tomorrow in my sentencing. will I go to jail, I have no criminal history.JA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: NDJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: okJA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I have MS and forgot to payJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Barrister

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Do I have to pay : no : I was wrongfully accused of

Hello,JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: do I have to pay for thisJA: The Criminal Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I was wrongfully accused of shoplifting. I have 2 medical conditions that led to this along with severe stress in the past couple months. The store has banned me from entering their property for life. I absolutely love this store and it makes me sick to think I will never be able to shop at any of their locations worldwide againJA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: yes I just typed it and sent itJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Blake

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I was cought today . I have a court date on August 1 but

Hi. I was cought today for shoplifting. I have a court date on August 1 but I'm planing to travel before and I will be back on that date. Is this going to be a problemWhen I come back again?

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William B. Esq.

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
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