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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Store Sends Out Its OWN Fine Against Thief?

    Thanks for the answers. Now that really sucks and I agree with BE, the store shouldn't take it into their own hands

    How much am I expecting for taking 4 items worth $350-400 (and I also withheld...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Store Sent Out Its Own Fine Against A Thief

    Hey

    After you've been arrested for shoplifting at a major dept store (like Macys) what are the chances that the store is going to send out a "civil fine?" (I believe that's what they're called)
    ...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Can't Stop Crying

    What did the police say when you returned the items? More charges??
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Can't Stop Crying

    Yes this sounds really interesting. Do share :)
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    Working With a Lawyer: Meeting My Attorney For The First Time

    Hey

    I'm meeting my attorney (this will be our first meeting) and I would like to know what to bring and expect (I want to be as ready as I can because I'm flying out of state for college in two...
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    Working With a Lawyer: Re: Lying To Your Lawyer

    But in this case, I gave the item back so that's pretty much an admission of guilt....so should I just be completely honest with the judge then since there's no way around it?
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    Jail: Re: Rape In County Jail

    Wow, that's not cool.
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    Jail: Re: Rape In County Jail

    Thanks for your honest assessment

    And your own personal account relieves me. If you don't mind me asking, why did you spend a weekend in jail immediately after being arrested?
  9. Trials: Re: Pleading "Not Guilty" Even Though It's Obvious You're Guilty

    Ok thanks :)

    Now, my court date (first appearance) is in a month. I am the defendant but who will the prosecutor(s) be?

    Would it be the security guards from the clothing store or the police...
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    Working With a Lawyer: Re: Lying To Your Lawyer

    It's alright ;)

    QUESTION 1:
    Then would the judge simply knowing the truth (that I didn't want to give too many items back as I was trying to keep it under the $150 limit) be better?

    I gave...
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    Jail: Re: Rape In County Jail

    Hey again Blue Eagle.
    Yes it is shoplifting. Here's my story
    http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39625

    Probation sounds SO MUCH better than jail time. I actually am a really good...
  12. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: My Shoplifting Situation (lying To The Security And Police...)

    I dont want to be too specific but it's a midwest state ;)
  13. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Lying To Store Security And Police After Shoplifting

    Couldn't they have added a note on my case to court? (about me lying)

    I mean, regardless, they would have to change my charge because instead of 2 items stolen, it has be changed to 3 now...so...
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    Plea Bargains: Re: "Plea Bargain" Vs "Guilty"

    Thanks for the thorough reply Kandi6

    Crazy...
  15. Trials: Re: Pleading "Not Guilty" Even Though It's Obvious You're Guilty

    Yes I'll be seeing my attorney for the first time tomorrow ;)
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    Jail: Re: Rape In County Jail

    Thanks for the replies.

    The only way you can get raped in prison is if you have a really bad cellmate right?

    I mean...where else? In the common room where you can get ganged up?

    I heard...
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    Working With a Lawyer: Re: Lying To Your Lawyer

    Not really...it's about whether I consiously knew I still had a stolen merchandise on me or I knew all along and was trying to keep it secret.

    Do you think me not knowing sounds legit? I had a...
  18. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Lying To Store Security And Police After Shoplifting

    I don't believe I was charged with lying because they found out about the second belt just a few minutes before the patrol car came (to pick me up from the police station and bring me back to my car)...
  19. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Lying To Store Security And Police After Shoplifting

    Hello

    I attend college have never been arrested prior to this.

    I'm charged with a misdemeanor in retail theft at a clothing store (4 items totaling between $300 - $400) which is a felony in my...
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    Plea Bargains: Re: "Plea Bargain" Vs "Guilty"

    ah, that makes a lot of sense. Thank you :)
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    Working With a Lawyer: Re: Lying To Your Lawyer

    correct


    Now my other question:
    Should I also tell him how I would lie after I told them the truth?

    Thanks
  22. Trials: Re: Pleading "Not Guilty" Even Though It's Obvious You're Guilty

    Ok. But if I plead guilty, then the security guard would simply bring up the fact that I returned the stolen merchandise (clothes) that was concealed on me. The exact same merchandise they saw me...
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    Jail: Rape In County Jail

    Is this likely or is it only an occurrence in prisons?

    I am thin, I look really young for my age (21), and I'm white

    Thank you for your time
  24. Trials: Pleading "Not Guilty" Even Though It's Obvious You're Guilty

    I was caught shoplifting and I handed over all the stolen items in the security room.

    Now, can you still plead "not guilty" even though it was evident that I shoplifted because I returned the...
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    Plea Bargains: Re: "Plea Bargain" Vs "Guilty"

    Thanks for the replies

    I now understand the difference. :)

    Why would the prosecutor offer to lessen my sentence if I committed a crime against that person?
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