My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Virginia
My 16 year old daughter and her 18 year old friend were caught shoplifting at Macy's. The security officer combined all the products they had together and it was a total of $400 - Grand Larceny. She was taken to the police station and finger printed and photographed then released. I was told I would get somethig in the mail. The was last Saturday and I still have nothing. I called the juvi court and they stated they did not have a petion yet. Her friend was also charged with contributing. I am wondering what happens now and was it right for the security guard to combine all the products as my daughter had a pair of shorts and a belt and her friend had everything else. What is the likley punishment for her, she does not have a record. I am kind of in the dark because i was not given any paper work, I didn't have to sign anything, I was just told what she was being charged with.