What Usually Happens When Someone Is Caught Shoplifting

September 4, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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Most people are caught shoplifting by a store’s security staff. They are usually undercover, not in uniform, and hired by the store to keep a watch on suspicious characters. Store security wait until the person who has stolen items walks past the cash register without paying. The person does not necessarily have to leave the […]

Why You Should Consult A Criminal Lawyer In The Event Of A Shoplifting Charge

September 2, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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A person accused of shoplifting ought to consider hiring a lawyer to advise them. An incident that seems very mild, or not very serious, might not be as clear cut as you think. If you are detained or arrested, you have to have your rights read to you. But if you are detained prior to […]

What Happens When Shoplifting Charges Are Diverted

September 2, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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When police are called in to investigate an incident of suspected shoplifting, they can divert the charges. In other words, they can give the accused person a warning and tell them that if they admit it and apologize on the spot, they can take part in a Shoplifting Program. This program is run by the […]

The Definition Of Shoplifting Under The Criminal Code

September 2, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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Shoplifting belongs under the Criminal Code provision for theft, which is categorized in two ways: theft over $5,000 or theft under $5,000, referring to the monetary value of the item that has been allegedly stolen. Ordinarily, shoplifting is restricted to offenses in which someone has taken an item out of a store or some sort […]

Are Police Obligated To Charge Someone Caught Shoplifting

September 2, 2008 by  
Category: Theft

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Once a shoplifting complaint is made against somebody, the police decide whether to lay the charge. For example, you might steal something from a grocery store and someone observed you doing so. The police are called, and when they arrive, the store person says he doesn’t want to see you charged after all. Perhaps they […]

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