My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I did the stupidest thing in my life a year ago. I stole a $10 makeup foundation from Rite Aid. I honestly regret doing it. I was advised not to the pay the $300 Civil Demand, but I did because I felt really guilty about it. The police were not involved, and I was never called in to court or convicted. The LP got my name, address, and birthday, but not my ssn. The LP said they were going to put me in the database, but I read somewhere that they cross reference and need your ssn, but I'm not sure about this. Does anyone know? On the website it says something about everything must be verified and confirmed before it can be considered a "hit". I'm not sure what this means, or if they need my ssn. I know I made a bad choice and I've beat myself up about it ever since, I truly do feel terrible. I'm not defending my actions, it was stupid, and if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't.