My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio
I misunderstood where the "point of sale" ended and walked out of Walmart to get a cart but I had merchandise in a reusable shopping bag.
Anyway.... I knew they would call the police if I didn't supply my ID so I gave the LP my DL. The thing is, my DL is from out of state. There was $40 worth of merchandise in my reusable shopping bag (nothing in my purse--I wasn't intending to steal) and they file criminal charges after $25. The LP did not believe me and was being an ass. Well, my DL supplies my name like this--- Last, First, Middle. He got confused and wrote down my middle name as my first. He did make a copy of my DL and has my DL #. I am staying at a friends house temporarily but will be moving back in with my parents. I gave them my friends address.
He told me that someone from "legal" comes to pick up the forms and files them with the court every so often. What happens if they file the charges under the wrong name and send them to the wrong address?
The entire thing was a HUGE misunderstanding anyway. But, I am on probation in another county and have been doing well for nearly 2 years and would obviously like to keep this from being revealed to my PO. And, I am not going to mention it when I call in and leave my message tomorrow.
Would it help if I got a new DL in the state of Ohio? Or, can I say my ID was stolen when I get my new DL?
Or, should I do nothing at all and just let them believe this person who has my middle name as my first was charged? Will a warrant go out for my arrest if I get a new DL? Or, will my DL # play into it at all if they file the charges under the wrong name and a warrant goes out for that person? When they file charges do they include the DL #? I know how to check the court database so I will know if charges are filed under my name.
What do you think is going to happen here? I am so upset over this.