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    Default Can You Be Charged If You Aren't Arrested

    Is it true that a store can press criminal charges after the fact even though the police weren't involved at the time? I was under the assumption that an arrest was needed to press criminal charges. What is the legal answer? Thanks!

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    Charges can be filed after-the-fact.

    No arrest is required.

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