My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan
I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but I am not sure what to do next. This is something I am not proud of and very sorry for what I have done and I will NOT be doing this ever again as I was honestly scared out of my mind.
I was caught at Target shoplifting at Target. They searched through the database and found I had done it other times by searching the video and credit card purchases. The total is around $395.00
Thankfully the The police were not called, however they did say they were going to file with the Police.
They also said I would be receiving a civil request for the items considered stolen. I have read not to pay the civil request for money when it shows but I don't want to cause any more pain.
How likely will the courts decide to prosecute. I am hoping this will not go to the courts but I know Target is big on Shoplifting.
Also how likely will it be they contact other targets in the area?
I guess I am not sure what to expect and what to do next, I do not want this on my record and am trying to figure out what to do.
Please help and if this is not the right thread I can re-post somewhere else