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Sure. I may be a little pre-mature with asking for advice,

Sure. I may be a little pre-mature with asking for advice, but I figure why not get out in front of this a little.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Here is the story. Son home sick from school. I come home early from work to relieve my wife to go run some errands. She is at Target (department store) and goes through self checkout with a number of items in the cart, paid for. She has her purse in the upper section of the cart, covering some items she accidently does not scan. She is stopped by Security and proceeds to their office. She appologizes for the oversight and assures them it is accidental and attempts to pay. They call the police. She is asked to come down to the local department where she is given her license back and told there will be a citation in the mail. They (police) assure her it is no big deal, but she is incredibly upset as she knows it was an accident. We are assuming we should fight it in court, but is that the best course of action or is it really no big deal. Total cost of assumed attempted shoplifting is probably in the neighborhood of $40, maybe $50JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She has no history of any infractions at all with the exception of a speeding ticket or 2 countless years ago

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I have been catch in the store fore shoplifting a year ago

I have been catch in the store fore shoplifting a year ago and band from the store .my mom doesn't know she is insisting to go shopping there is any way I can pay a fee or what can I do to remove bending from that storeJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: NYCJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes I was arrestedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: In the court they dropped the charges

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Zoey, JD

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My daughter was caught shoplifting. It is theft 3. She is

my daughter was caught shoplifting. It is theft 3. She is 15, good student, on a college bound scholarship program, just made the school dance team, in drivers ed. I don't know if she should go to a trial or do a difference.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: washingtonJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes, she has a court date this fridayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i don't think so

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Thelawman2

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My daughter last nite got picked up for shoplifting & was

hi...my name is ***** ***** daughter last nite got picked up for shoplifting & was issued a desk appearance. it is her first offense.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: NY she was picked up at a walmart in oswego, ny. she goes to school thereJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: um, all i know is that she needs to make a desk appearance next thursday in oswego county the police officer who picked her up said that she won't need a lawyer, to plead not guilty & MOST LIKELY will just be issued a fine...is that correct or do we need to obtain a lawyer for her?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's it basically...just worried about this whole thing

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I have two kids (twins) with a women I use to date. We

I have two kids (twins) with a women I use to date. We agreed to do background checks on people we date because they would be around our twins. The background check is something to to try to help protect our children. She met this guy and I ask her to do the background check on him which she never did. She never told me anything about the guy. She finally gave me his info, name and birth date for me to do a background check. When I did the background check I found that the guy had several Battery Charges, Shoplifting, a Voluntary Manslaughter, Drug Trafficing and a couple other charges. I see why she didn't want me to know. My question is, Can anything be done legally to keep someone of this character away from my twins, no contact at all with them? Don't want him anywhere near my 2 year old babies.

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My wife was approached at Sears by a security guard, he

hi my wife was approached at Sears by a security guard, he suspected her of shoplifting. He did a search of her bags and found nothing. He said "I'm done". This happened on 4/27. Today I got a notice of magistrate's hearing to appear before a judge on 6/1. What are my rights?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: massachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I guess so. I got this notice of magistrate's hearing on complaint applicationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not yet

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Have been charged with Class A misdemeanor, willing to plead

Have been charged with Class A misdemeanor, willing to plead guilty. If only asmaal fine can be expected. first offense, no record,62 tJA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: Indiana-shop liftingJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: 100 dollars paid to target legal dept.Scheduled to be heard in 30 daysJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: An honest over sight ,no intent to steal.Just don't want any surprises in court

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Zoey, JD

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A family member who works at a gas station got involved in a

A family member who works at a gas station got involved in a fight at work with a customer who might have been stealing. The fight was stopped inside the store by other employees and the customer was kicked out of the store. The customer didn't go home and waited outside and my family member went outside to confront him. My family member took a stick the store keeps by the counter out with him to protect himself. While he has talking to the customer, a friend of the customer came from behind him and struck him in the face, my family member quickly fell to the ground and hit his head on the side walk resulting in a head injury and was eventually pronounced brain dead at the hospital. The police have the people who were involved in custody and will do their investigation. However, what the question we have is regarding a civil case against the store owner. We believe the store owner encouraged a behavior from his employee to take matters into their own hands when they catch people stealing in the store, there are instances in the past where employee have beaten up a customer who they caught stealing and posted a video of it on facebook before deleting it after a short while. The store owner now fearing he might be liable is trying to put the blame on my family member by saying he should not have walked outside. We believe the store owner should be held responsible for encouraging such behavior. How can we go about trying to hold the owner responsible and not try to get away from the proper payment of life insurance policy.

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My mother has just been accused of shoplifting at local

hello my mother has just been accused of shoplifting at local store but of course this is false! It was a simple misunderstanding on the stores part, she had my foster sister( 14 month old) with her and she was raising kain as they were checking out, she was grabbing things in the cart(lotion, shampoo ect) and chewing on them and in an effort to get her to stop grabbing things she put her jacket over them. They saw this as trying to steal the items and claimed they had video evidence of her doing this before. They called the police and now she has to appear in court on june 7th. We have 2 foster children and are terrified this will not approve us for adoption and they have no where else to go! We cant afford a lawyer because my mother is on disability. I don't know what to do or what will happen in court and neither does my mother. Do you have any advice?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArkansasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: both she saysJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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Zoey, JD

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