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If I stole something from a store and was not caught at the time, can I still get arrested later?

I took something from a grocery store this morning and now I'm paranoid. Nothing happened but can something still happen? How do I know if the store reviews their security tapes every day or only if they need to? If they see on tape that I took something, can they track me down and call the cops on me? What if they can't find what I took? I just need to know if I can still get in trouble or if I'm safe.

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    Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    343 East Main Street, Suite 314
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9715
    Probably have up to a year, if the store knows and can find you.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 3/1/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Cynthia Henley | Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    7626 E. Jordan Cove
    Houston, TX 77055-5053
    (713) 222-1220
    Stores do not generally review tapes unless they have a huge loss. If it was small, you are probably safe. Most surveillance tapes are destroyed after 30 days. I hope you learned your lesson. There is almost no place to shoplift and not get caught. A charge for theft can ruin your life.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    If they realize that you stole something then yes they can charge you. Get a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Thaddeus Furlong, Esq. | Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
    Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 988-1010
    Yes. Of you stole $200 or more then the police can arrest you anytime. If less than $200, then it there is a 12 month limit.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia - Replied: 2/28/2013
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