My question involves criminal law for the state of: NC
A couple of friends and I were stopped by the doors of WalMart. I was the only one who had taken anything, and it totaled up to $46.
Since I have no state ID, the cops were called to verify all of my information. I received a citation, and a court date. I have read on many threads here of people receiving letters or the Loss Prevention telling them that they will receive a Civil Demand charge.
The LP who stopped me mentioned no such thing, he merely told me that I was sited with a misdemeanor larceny, to appear in court, and to expect a charge around $250. Is the 250 charge the Civil Demand?
What sort of plea should I put in on my court date? My family had mentioned the prayer for judgment, and I'm not sure if I fully understand it all. but I was also told that I could be charged a fine and community service.