Re: Caught Shoplifting - No Police, Civil Demand
I can tell what can happen but I have no prognastiing powers to tell you what will happen
What will happen if I don't contact these people?
They have my address, phone number and social security. Is there anything they can do about it?
Will they hire a collection agency?
If I don't pay it, will I go to court?
So they have very good proof of who you are and what you look like. So, how are you going to avoid this again?
They simply filled out some store forms and took a picture.
As I have said, I cannot tell you what will happen but what can happen:
What happens if I don't pay!?
sued in court
as Baretta used to say:
I've learned my lesson, but I don't have 200$ to spare!!
don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Too late to worry about not having the money. You could have saved yourself all this trouble by paying the $2.19 to being with. You chose to risk it. You lost. Now you owe $200+. That's the breaks. Making the wrong decision again could cost you a lot more than just the $200. You had a chance to pay less once and you blew it. Are you going to do it again?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.