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What happens if I’m with someone that gets caught stealing but I had nothing to do with it?

I was at the mall with my friend and she got caught stealing a shirt from a department store. I honestly did not know anything about it. We were in separate dressing rooms trying things on and she left a shirt on under her other clothes. When we left the security machine went off and the security guard searched her and found it. After talking to us in the office, they said they were going to file charges but they let us go. Can I get in trouble for this even though I was unaware of what she was doing?

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    Darrell B. Reynolds | Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C.
    2385 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite D
    Decatur, GA 30033
    (404) 636-6616
    They must be able to prove that you knew or you should have known what was going on. You could be charged but they may not be able to prove their case, especially if your friend will help you by taking responsibility for the matter.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 3/11/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    You can get in trouble, especially if she does not indicate that you knew nothing.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 3/11/2013
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