My question involves criminal law for the state of: Illinois
Hello, I am extremely ashamed of myself. I have been caught stealing from a grocery store in my suburb and was thereafter approached by a theft prevention personnel from the store. The total of grievances added up to about $12. I am 19 years old. When they brought me up to the security room, I found my whole heart sinking and wishing that I never committed the act. The personnel just told me to fill out a form with my name, address, year of birth, etc. Will this appear on a permanent record when I apply for a part time job, and a career in the future? Please help me, I am extremely worried. I hope this is just a person to the store affair; the personnel gave me a warning and said the next time you'll end up in jail and "19 year olds do some pretty stupid things". In the end, I just filled out that form and paid for the merchandise. Please help, will this appear on my records? Will I be contacted by the police later?