My question involves criminal law for the state of: New York
I made a dumb and unusual mistake on my part: shoplifting a $15 item from Duane Reade. I actually bought something else and had this other thing in my bag. They stopped me as I walked out and told me I wouldn't be arrested, I just had to sign some papers. They took down my current address and license and a picture. Apparently, they don't call the cops unless you steal over $40 (?). Now, I can't return to any Duane Reade or Walgreens (since they're the same company now) as that would be trespassing for life. There was no mention of civil demand, charges, etc nor did I know to ask. So, will I receive a civil demand and how much will that be (I have seen people say a standard $75 to crazy prices)? Does it need to be paid or can they actually not do anything about it? If no police were involved, will I have anything on my record?