I got a Civil Demand letter saying I have to pay $150 because I was with my friend because he shoplifted and I didn't even know. I didn't take anything, when we walked out, the beeper went off and I knew it wasn't me. Should I pay the $150? And what will happen if I don't? I am only 13 years old, they don't know any of my phone numbers, only Address, Height, Weight, Name. And what he stole costs $9 I Just want some advice whether or not I should pay it and will the price go up if I don't pay it within the time period. I don't want them to sue me and my parents don't know about this. I would also like to know if I could pull off the old "I never got the letter" trick. Also, they mailed it from Bentonville, AR 72716-0815 and I live in Houston, Texas.
I agree with my colleague. You and your parents or guardian should find a local civil attorney who can read your demand letter and tell evaluate your options. Many attorneys offer free consultations. I think it would be in your interest to take advantage of this, just be sure to bring your parent or guardian. Best of luck!
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