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I live in GA,and was arrested last week on a warrant taken by ***** for misdemeanor shoplifting. The LP at the store chased me on foot after I exited the store, but did not catch me. They tracked me down by my tag number, and then reported to police, who issued the warrant. Since I was never caught with anything, and never concealed anything on camera in the store, how likely is it the D.A. will pursue the case?

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?

GA, last week, I was arrested last Tuesday night.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No, can't afford a paid attorney.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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ANSWER: Obviously, I am not the DA so I can't really give you a percent chance that or likelihood of the DA bringing charges against you. AS someone who is not working in the DA's office, I can't predict what that DA will do.

What I can say is that DAs generally do not bring charges unless they believe they have a case against an individual. And they take into account the existence of at least some evidence against the individual to determine if they have a chance of winning a case.

I also can say that arrest warrants are not generally issued unless there is some probable cause as the basis. So there may be some information or evidence out there that you are unaware of.

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