My question involves criminal law for the state of: Louisiana
I was escorted to the back office of Walmart for shoplifting. Although it was not my intention to steal the $30 worth of items, long story short, middle aged soccer mom, tired, frazzled with kids for too long in walmart, and misplaced items resulted in my being detained for shoplifting. I was not physically handcuffed, but was issued a summons (like a ticket) to appear in court. AP refused to show me video, except for one clip where I placed merchandise in the top section of the cart on top of my purse. I'll admit it looked bad to me. as I said I am middle aged, never been arrested in my life. I spend at least $1500 every month at walmart, and even bought $150 worth of merchandise on this occasion. I guess my question is: Has anyone been able to get Wal-mart to drop charges entirely? Where your criminal charges are dropped? I work in the medical field and could possibly lose my license to practice. I would be willing to pay whatever restitution, apology letter, donations, pretty much whatever it would take. I'll admit I am mortified over the entire circumstance and will take extra measures to ensure it never happens again. Any advise whatsoever would be appreciated.