My question involves criminal law for the state of: california
I was caught stealing on april 1st and was asked to sign a civil demand. no police was involved and i was told that i will receive a civil recovery "fee" within 3 weeks. its may now and i have not received anything. i called the LP department and they told me that they are not the one to decide to prosecute me nor it was the legal department in michigan ( they did not have me on the system and told me it usually only takes a month for the files to be updated on their system and thought it be better if i contact the LP office) . LP officer thinks its the corporate whos going to decide if my case will be sent to the legal office.
Item i stole was a 20 dollar earrings and was able to recover to its condition right away. Is there a chance that they will not prosecute me? meaning i wont hear about them regarding the civil demand?