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  1. Legal Malpractice: How Do You Get Your Money Back in Case of Incompetent Legal Representation?

    My question involves malpractice by a lawyer in the state of: IL

    I retained an attorney for my case over the phone. There is no signed contract or anything. he charged my credit card over the...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting With A Friend

    It is more effective to retain legal consul on such matters. And yes, first time offenders are usually offered a diversion provided that it is available in the state of offense. diversion can also be...
  3. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Can I Get My Record in Retail Cleared if I Am Not Convicted?

    Said OP has no obligation to pay the civil demand as he is not guilty of any criminal charges. Anyone can send you a civil demand letter, but whether it gets paid its a different matter.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Shoplifting in Ohio

    yes.,you are charged and you will also be notified to do finger prints and mug shots at the local station. Then you need an attorney who can take care of you. ususally first offense, they will let...
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    H Visas: H1-B Status After Company Shuts Down

    Hi, I worked for a financial services company which went down under due to the subprime mortgage and credit crisis a couple of months ago. I am currently unemployed in the US. My H-1 B is valid until...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: How Do I Get A Public Defender?

    It is rare for ppl to get PD before court. Usually the judge will instruct you to the clerk during court to get one.
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: What Can I Be Sentenced With?

    Most of the time in retail theft, Miranda rights are not read. Overnight jail stay, likewise, is not usual after arrest and before court.

    The best thing you can do is to get an experienced consul...
  8. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: The Laws For Civil Recovery In The State Of Ohio

    I'd say probably around 200-300, not likely above 500.

    Did you plead guilty in court? Is this your first?
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting At Macys

    Yeah, to second security consultant, just google terms such as "local news" or "police blotter" or the like, you will see they (local papers) publish local arrests with name and address, some with...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Minor Caught Shoplifting In Virginia

    Not all meetings are created equal. You do not need to answer their calls. You can refer them to your attorney
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting At Macys Ca

    All arrests are public records and newspapers can publish them, and a lot of local papers do. so it is very likely that you will read about yourself in a local newspaper.

    FYI
    the state of...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Will Shoplifting Stay On My Record

    IF police is not involved and you did not go to court, there's nothing on your record
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Caught Shoplifting At Macys Ca

    Isn't burglary a more serious charge than a simple petty theft charge?
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Shoplifting Or Robbery?

    wait to hear from police then. meanwhile, retain quality consul
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Shoplifting Or Robbery?

    Do they have clear video footage of his conduct inside and outside the store?
  16. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Pretrial Diversion Programs For 1st Time Offender In Felony Shoplifting, Chicago

    IL retail theft law is a lot more stringent. You need a real good attorney
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Re: Second Arrest For Retail Theft

    Anyone throw a bone at this case??
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Second Arrest For Retail Theft

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: IL

    Case:

    Brady was arrested for retail theft in Dec 2007 in southern IL and was charged with a misdemeanor. This was his first arrest ever....
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    Getting Fired: Re: Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

    Thanks, cbg!

    Panther, Betty, would you guys weigh in on this as well? In the interest of my own integrity, I do want to reveal the truth behind this to HR, but do not want to attract negative...
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    Getting Fired: Re: Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

    Thanks, Panther and Betty!

    Just out of curiosity, if I inform HR about the true source of this confidential information and say that I disclose it back to the company where the information was...
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    Getting Fired: Re: Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

    But i was already terminated. What good can it do me if I tell HR that the document came from my manager?:wallbang:
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    Getting Fired: Was I Wrongfully Terminated?

    My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Illinios

    State of Illinois (at will employment state). Terminated without warning because HR alleges that I have confidential...
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    Credit / Debit Card Fraud: Gift Card Mail Fraud

    I (DC resident) had a $400 Costco Cash card that I sold on the internet for $350. The buyer from another state (Maryland) paid me by check and told me to ship regular USPS mail with tracking number. ...
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    Credit / Debit Card Fraud: Gift Card Mail Fraud

    I had a $400 Costco Cash card that I sold on the internet for $350. The buyer from another state paid me by check and told me to ship regular USPS mail with tracking number.

    A few days later,...
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    Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: LP/COP Interrogation

    My girlfriend got caught by the LP of a big box retailer on her way out. They found an under shirt ($25) in her purse that's unpaid for. She is a business professional of african american descent,...
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