Ok just want to start this off by saying obviously I made a terrible mistake.
I was stopped by an LP person at JC Penney for stealing 84 dollars worth of makeup.
I was brought into the back room. There was security officers there from the mall as well.
I asked the LP guy if I would get in serious trouble and if it would be on my record and he said because it was my first time I would probably be let go with the slap on the wrist. The police officer came and he didn't say anything. He just asked how old I was(20) and where I go to school. the security guards of the mall asked how long my ban should be for (to the police officer) and he said 3 months, the mall security argued that its a 1 year minimum and the police officer said just to do it for 3 months. Then he left without handing me a citation or a court date or anything. The LP guy told me I would have a civil demand sent to me and just to pay it to they don't come after me. After that I was let go. My question is whether or not I am in any legal trouble and if I just pay whatever demand I get sent if I will be okay after this?
It was a terrible thing to do and it was definetely my first and last.