Recent content by Naetnalta

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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Legal question: petty theft

    Lawyers know their way in the court system, but that's all. I wouldn't want to deal with one otherwise. I hired one for my petty theft case. He went to the first court date for me, which is the one where you plead. I didn't have to go to that one, which was great because I was out of town. I was...
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft When is theft a criminal offense?

    Unless your deceased mother left her things to this relative in her will, yes.
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Daughter 17 shoplifting & as an adult & store wants money

    The $200 is a civil demand and is attached to civil aspect, rather than criminal aspect, of the crime. They reserve the right to take you to civil court if you do not pay, although I hear that a lot of people don't pay and big stores don't bother doing much about it. Not paying it will hurt your...
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft petty theft.. for stealing phone help..

    Seems like you got a break if you don't have to go to court. You should do what they say you have to do. Stop doing bad stuff. Hang out with the nerdy kids if you have to. There has to be a nerd or two at your school because there always is. If your friends hassle you for not following them in...
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft theft under 500

    If he really didn't do anything, he should just challenge the accusation. Does he have a good enough excuse for being in the neighborhood? That's what they'll want to hear.
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Caught shoplifting...

    I don't know how much that's worth in dollars, but it sounds cheap. A teeth cleaning set? You may need to tell your parents eventually, if you don't have money for an attorney.
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Theft/Shoplifting Possible Charges Pending

    Wal-mart's policy is to take down your driver's license number when you make a return without a receipt and get a gift card. Most of the time, they do it, but when they're lazy, they don't bother to get identification. Target does it, too, so I assume K-Mart does as well. Since you did it...
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    Road Rage Judge

    He's not going to waste his time. He'll get over it. It's not like he has a case anyway.
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Shoplifting Nightmare Please Help

    It'll be funny if they got their stores cleaned out by looters yet will still go after me for trying to take some food that they recovered anyway.
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Shoplifting Nightmare Please Help

    So my court date was set for the day after Hurricane Katrina hit. Since I can't live there for quite a while, and I haven't heard anything from the courthouse in Jefferson Parish, which is up and running, I don't know what's going on. If they rescheduled the court date, I don't know about it. Oh...
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Afraid of Civil Suit

    Ask your lawyer about how it can affect your credit rating. Lawyers don't really care about that, because they deal with criminal aspects, not credit. You have to think about it, though.
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Arrested for Shoplifting... Need advice PLEASE!

    I'm sure the attorney cost a heck of a lot more than $200. Mine cost me $750, half of what the first attorney I talked to wanted to charge. $200 shouldn't be much to get them off your back. They usually don't have time to bring civil suits against every shoplifter who refuses to pay "civil...
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Confused petty theft

    It's strange not to call the police right then and there, if the store is actually seeking to prosecute you. You may want to call and ask the store, whether the loss prevention officer or the manager, how they plan on doing this.
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Trial date set, but hurricane came

    Oh, and after watching all the news footage of looters taking stuff right in front of the news cameras (such as MSNBC footage of people, including police officers, taking clothes and shoes at a Wal-Mart when they already have clothes and shoes), if all of these people aren't prosecuted, then...
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    Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft Trial date set, but hurricane came

    I had a trial date set for last Tuesday in Jefferson Parish, but Katrina hit on Monday. I live in New Orleans, in Orleans Parish, which from the looks of it won't be able to be inhabited for the next several months. Jefferson Parish, however, might pick itself up sooner. Do they actually expect...