It started when I went to North Strom Rack and decided to buy some socks for my new shoes. Then I realized I dont have enough so I stole the socks put it in my bag and stole two more and a pair of slippers. As I walked out the store I was stopped ...
Armed robbery involves a gun, so I don't think you'll face that charge based on what you wrote.
What you're potentially facing is robbery under an "Estes" robbery theory. That is when a petty theft turns into a robbery based on the use of force to escape with the property. Just struggling with the loss prevention doesn't turn it into a robbery. These are easy for the police to arrest for, but it doesn't mean the DA will file robbery against you. If they do, it doesn't mean it can't be beat.
And unless you fought with the actual police, you won't be facing battery on a peace officer. The loss prevention people are NOT peace officers.
You need a good criminal defense attorney. I'd strongly suggest you find someone who focuses on criminal law and who routinely practices in the court where this case will be heard. Start looking now - there may be things you should be doing before your court date that can help.See question
violation of probation
Worst case scenario? Half of it - 90 days. There are early releases due to overcrowding, so it may be substantially less, but there is no way to tell precisely.See question
I just turned 18 and was caught shoplifting a $68 bottle of cologne from Nordstrom. They told me they would not notify the police, or my parents and that it was to be handled "in house." They said that I am banned for 2 years and that I would rece...
It's not a civil "fine" - it's a civil demand letter. California law allows a merchant to demand up to $500 following a theft incident. These letters are typically sent by the store or a law firm acting on their behalf. They are all bark and no bite. If you ignore the letter, they have to make a choice - let it go or file a small claims case against you. I have never heard of anyone actually being sued if they ignore the letter. Why don't they do anything? Because lawyers cannot get involved in small claims cases and it isn't worth the store's time to pursue a small claims case over such a minor amount. There is one law firm in Florida that does nothing but these kind of civil demand letters on behalf of stores. They were quoted in a Wall Street Journal article as sending out over one and a half million letters a year, but they filed less than 10 lawsuits. Not ten percent. Not ten thousand. Ten. The odds are overwhelming that they won't do anything. If you choose to pay their demand, it just means they won't sue you, but it will have no impact on any criminal prosecution. Paying it won't stop criminal charges from being filed and not paying it won't make a criminal case worse or cause charges to be filed if they weren't going to be in the first place.See question
We live in California and she has 5 counts of Grand Theft with access card 5 counts of grand theft five counts of Grand Theft personal property and five counts theft of an elderly or dependent adult. It is her first offenses. What is the jail time...
When it comes to sentencing, there are very few charges that have an "average" sentence. Every case is unique and what a person actually gets depends on the facts of the case primarily, their prior record (if any), the exact charges they are convicted of and what their attorney can work out for them and/or what the judge imposes after trial, should it go to trial.
Your friends needs a good criminal defense attorney to try and keep it as far on the low end of the scale as they can.See question
It started bt Receiving a littering ticket by an officer while driving a vehicle and when i went to court for the ticket what was on the original ticket that i received was not only different from the charges being presented but there was two add...
The officer can file a notice of correction to change or potentially add charges. Without knowing what the charges are or whether or not they're able to prove them, it's hard to point you in the right direction. Your chances of either beating the charges and/or getting a good result increase with an attorney. In traffic court, most people do represent themselves, but depending on the charges you face and the potential consequences (points, moving violations, license suspension, mandatory fines, etc), it may be beneficial to get a lawyer. At a bare minimum, consult with one or two.See question
I was caught shoplifting items ($170). I was given a notice to appear in court for a shoplifting misdemeanor. I am a senior in college, 25 years old, with a clean record; where I've never been convicted of a crime, no warrants/probation, not even ...
Everybody facing criminal charges should be concerned about not only the short-term consequences of a conviction, but also the long-term ramifications of a conviction - especially one for a crime of moral turpitude such as theft.
With everything at stake, you absolutely need a lawyer. First, if you hire an attorney to represent you, they can appear in court and you would not have to be in court. They can review the evidence for any legal or factual defenses and if the case against you is solid, they can do everything in their power to avoid a conviction. Diversion or alternate disposition of some sort for a first offender is not totally out of the question.... but it's also not automatic.
For the best chance of success, you need a lawyer. Look for one that routinely appears in the courthouse where this case will be heard and someone that focuses on criminal defense.See question
My traffic ticket for littering was filed incorrectly by the officer who sent his corrections to it which were also incorrect so now I'm being charged not only for my original littering ticket but for the incorrect charges and the officers "correc...
When you say the amended or corrected charges are also incorrect, what do you mean? They cited you for something you absolutely did not do?
If that's the case, you may want to plead not guilty and set it for trial. If they've charged an offense they cannot prove, you should be able to beat it.See question
This is for a very important case which is confidential due to the judicial laws.
Not sure what all the secrecy is about, but the police can get a search warrant in under an hour in the right circumstances. It depends on whether they are typing one out or doing a telephonic warrant.
And because your question was very vague, I will answer another unasked question. Only the police can get a search warrant, not civilians.See question
Got a inherent check
An individual cannot "press" or "drop" criminal charges in California. That decision is left to the prosecutor's office. You can file a police report. The police will investigate and forward their reports to the prosecutor for review. The prosecutor then decides what, if any, charges they will file.See question