My question involves criminal law for the state of: MA
My 19 year old sister called me last night and said she had been caught shoplifting. She told me they brought her back to the LP office, took her information, called the cops, and asked her to sign two papers (one banning acknowledging her crime and banning her from the store for the year). Now, they waited for the cops for almost an hour and they never showed, so the security woman let her and her friend go free. My question is will she receive a letter to appear in court if the cops were never involved? I figure she will probably get a letter from the company asking her to pay a fine, which she will (trust me), but I don't know what to tell her about the court appearance. Any ideas? Thanks!