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Was I given a warning or is it more? Desperately needing help, caught shoplifting At Macy's.: My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I am 17 years old and I was christmas shopping and I am my friends made the worst decision to shoplift at our Macy's in our mall. We went into the fitting rooms and put it all in a bag. When leaving the fitting rooms we herd a worker say in a phone to call mall police and we freaked out. We left and i left the bag full of stuff AT macy's because i paniced and did not notice i left my phone in the shopping bag. My phone case had my id and credit card. We had to go back for my phone. The lady had the bag and my phone and just told me
"I have your phone and Because of your actions you all are no longer welcomed at Macy's"
And let us leave, no questions no police or papers signed although she knew we all werr guilty I think she only knee my name because of my id, but if she did not look through my phone she does not know any of our names.

Does this mean we got left out with a warning?
I most certainly learned my lesson and will never ever do this again.

Asked over 2 years ago in Juvenile

Karren’s answer: Based upon what you have stated, I highly doubt anything will come of this. In order for there to be a "commercial burglary", they would have to be able to prove that you went into the store with the specific intent to steal. If you never made any statements to the Macy's employee, and didn't leave with any merchandise, they would have proof problems. It's a good thing you "freaked out" and abandoned the plan. Any type of theft crime would be considered a crime of moral turpitude that could haunt you when trying to get employment or pursue a specific type of career.

Answered over 2 years ago.


If im on felony probation and I was arrested on a bunk charge of possession(Da reject for sure).will I still have a violation?: the new charge will for sure be a da reject I was now where near the drugs they found. I bailed out with no holds will I still be violated?

Asked almost 3 years ago in Criminal Defense

Karren’s answer: Depending on your relationship with your probation officer, you still might get violated. You need to review all of the terms and conditions you were indoctrinated to. For example, if you were with other people on probation or others who were using drugs, you could get violation if a term of your probation is "don't associate with other probationers" or "don't associate with drug users". OC probation officers can get very creative. Also, a PV is a different standard than a new criminal case. Hopefully you have a good relationship with your probation officer. Good luck!

Answered almost 3 years ago.


What kind of time or violation is he looking at now after his recent arrest for DUI?: My friend is a sex offender and was ill-advised to "plead the sheet" and was sentenced to 7 years in prison(which he did)5 years parole with an ankle bracelet And 2 strikes. He has completed 4 years and 2 months with an impeccable record (not 1 violation). 5 days ago he got arrested for a DUI.

Asked almost 3 years ago in DUI & DWI

Karren’s answer: Based on the information you stated, he's looking at a parole violation (which will be no bail if his parole officer decides to violate him) and a misdemeanor DUI disposition (assuming this is his 1st DUI and nobody was injured). The first time DUI in Orange County does not generally carry any jail time. His biggest problem is going to be his parole violation.

Answered almost 3 years ago.