If I, as an employee, find some kid stealing a bag of chips. What would the process be of filing charges? If I had a video of the kid stealing the chips, will the police be actively looking for the kid and what are the chances of them looking at the schools around the area? There is only one middle school and one Hugh school around here. Is it up to the DA to follow through with the charges? What are the chances of them going through with these charges? Lastly, what are the chances of the police looking for this kid? If I, as an employee, were to take this to the local news stations as a story, what are the chances of them having this as a story on the news? When do the police quit looking or pursuing these charges I am pressing or are they always going to be looking?
Additionally, what would happen if this is the kids second charge/offense vs. his first charge/offense with the law? This is a scenario to assist in a similar situation I am facing as either the victim/criminal.
Personal Injury Lawyer
This sounds like a law school exam question - It would probably have to be a really BIG bag of chip for the police, D.A. & news reporters to be concerned (r a really slow day for news stories)
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
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