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I was just caught shoplifting and I was wondering what the

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I was just caught shoplifting and I was wondering what the process is now. I asked for a lawyer and they did not let me see the proof that they have. What are my options?
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Customer: It was less than 200. And I did put the products in my purse but I did not mean to leave the store with them. When I was read my rights it was not verbatim so I was wondering about that as well.
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Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance. Right now, they don't have to let you see the evidence. They don't have to do that until you are actually charged. Then, as part of disclosure, they'll reveal the evidence to your attorney. The process first is that they have to determine what action to take. Command has to be notified and will make a decision on whether or not to Article 15 (most likely) or court martial. Once command makes that decision, then you'll have the opportunity to work with a defense counsel and figure out your options. Your best course of action right now is to maintain silence, don't make a statement and invoke your Article 31 rights. Only cooperate following recommendations from your counsel. If you have any further questions, please let me know. I invite follow up questions, so use REPLY for those. If you have no further questions then good luck going forward and please do not forget to rate my service with a top-three rating so that I receive credit for working with you today. Also, feel free to request me in the future, if you have questions concerning a different matter.
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Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
The rights reading really isn't an issue. It doesn't have to be verbatim. The law is not so hyper technical as people think.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am a spouse. Does that change anything?
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Ok, yes it does. As a spouse, you'll be charged by either the civilian court for the county or the federal magistrate court. You still need to invoke silence and then you'll have to hire your own counsel. The command won't make a decision here, the civilian prosecutor will.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Even if I am overseas (germany)?
Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
New facts make for new answers. When you are in a foreign jurisdiction, the only available mechanism for punishment is the federal magistrate court rather than the local police. So, you'll face the federal magistrate if they decide to prosecute at all. They certainly can under the status of forces agreement, so this is just going to depend on base legal recommendations. You will still have to hire your own attorney though.
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Military Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Hello, I wanted to check in and make sure that there was not any additional information that you required. If you need further assistance, please use REPLY and ask me for any additional information you may need. If not, take care and have a great day.
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