My question involves criminal law for the state of: New York
Hello. So I was with my friend and SHE stole from American Apparel. I was with her, and I even -told- her not to do it, but she did anyway. I DID NOT TAKE ANYTHING. Anyway, the loss prevention person caught her on camera and she got arrested and stuff--but he made me sign the trespassing papers that basically said I can't go to any American Apparel store anywhere ever. I protested but he said because I saw her and I knew what she was doing etc, that I have to, and that they can replay the tapes to the police, etc. However, I did not do anything so I do not see why this is. Is this legal? Is there anyway I can combat this? It there anyway I can lift the ban? Is this false detainment?
Even if it is within the stores rights or whatever to detain/ban me etc is there any procedure or way to appeal it considering that I DID NOT TAKE ANYTHING. Like, what was I supposed to do? Physically stop her? She's her own person.