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Will I Get Charged For Shoplifting?

I walked into a 7-Eleven, grabbed a 12 pack Of Blue Moons. I headed towards the counter and was behind 3 people in line. I bust a quick left and ran out the store and jumped into the car. It was a last minute decision. I originally went in there to get sodas. I am 19yrs old, no priors at all as an adult.


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    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    If they know you or can identify you (video surveillance pictures of yourself or your car's license plate, etc.) you can be charge with at least shoplifting and possibly even commercial burglary.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/26/2015
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    Definitely if you don't know to shut up. You have the right to remain silent. Only idiots talk to investigators/cops. Remember, no matter what you say it will be twisted around and used against you later.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/26/2015
    Mark A. Broughton | Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
    2445 Capital Street
    Fresno, CA 93721
    (559) 233-5333
    You very well could be charged. Most 7-ELEVEN's have surveillance cameras. A license plate, and identification, that's all the cops need. I hope you don't need to be told that this was a very stupid thing to do and could lead to a felony offense and the loss of your driver's license to say nothing about what a theft-related conviction can do to your employment prospects. Think through your impulses next time - some beer and a good time is not worth a lifetime of consequences....
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/26/2015
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