to make a long story short, I got a phone call from the station to come and pick up my mom, I go there, my mom is already standing outside. I go in and talk to the officer who refuses to tell me anything, after 5 minutes of talking she says that my mother was caught shoplifting from a retail store at the mall, she was exchanging tags and she was caught on camera. They said that she will receive something in the mail and that a police report had been filed. My mom told me that she did not steel or do anything, she paid for her stuff and when she exited the store she was jumped on by the guards. she was not able to communicate with them since she did not speak english. she understands a little, and she heard the lady that she checked her bag saying that the tags matched the clothing, but still she was handed to the police. So I went to that store and asked to talk to these guys, finally 3 of them showed up and I asked them what was going on, they said that they caught my mom switching tags and she was caugth on tape. Then their supervisor came running and said Sir we can't tell you anything, the store is prosecuting your mom. He yelled at the other guys for discussing the incident with me.
OK, since all this in new to me, I have some questions:
1. can I request through my mom a copy of the police report? since nothing was given to her.
2. my mom is here on vacation and she needs to go back, would that be allowed?
3. what are we getting in the mail?
4. do I need to get a lawyer? if yes, how much would that cost approximately?
thanks in advance for your help ...