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I keep looking at ur face and I’m beyond embarrassed to even…

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I keep looking at ur face and I’m beyond embarrassed to even say what happened to me yesterday. I can’t talk to anyone. Yes just want to literally die right now

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New Mexico. Is this confidential? Plz say yes

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1/17/2018
Nisha Jones
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Good afternoon, I am a Criminal Defense attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office, and I'll be answering your questions today. Keep in mind this is for informational purposes only and we do not have an attorney-client relationship. Please allow me just a few minutes to review your question, thank you!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I got caught shoplifting yesterday at kohls. I have never done this and I just want to die right now I can’t sleep can’t eat. Afraid of a record my spouse. The cops were not called but had to sign a paper cuz I got banned from Kohl’s. They took my picture and Drivers license. I couldn’t even understand what they were saying but someone said to wait for a letter and than court. Court?? I know it is such an awful feeling and I’m rightfully dying inside
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I can’t talk my child is around. I can’t even function.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Give me just a few minutes to finish typing up some information for you, thanks!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank u.

It is possible that even though you were not arrested at the time of the incident, that Kohls may still report the crime to the police and an arrest warrant will be issued for shoplifting, or a criminal case direct filed in which case you would receive notice of a court date in the mail.

Shoplifting is a misdemeanor but depending on the value of the item(s) that were stolen, the penalities can include one year in jail and some heavy fines.

It's important that you have the representation of an attorney in this matter.

If you can't afford to hire one right now, then a public defender would be appointed to you at your first court date

Keep in mind that anything you say to the police or to the Kohls personnel can be used as evidence against you in a legal case.

Anything you wrote in the statement or signed can also be used as evidence against you.

So you want to be sure to have an attorney present if you are called in for questioning by the police.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Plz standby.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Sorry family arrived. I will do what u said and rate ur info. Thank u

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