Yes, you should hire a criminal defense lawyer. This is not a complicated matter by any means, but it should be handled properly to minimize the risk of you getting a civil record that is related to theft. It is also possible for the store to report the case to the state attorneys office.
Even if you were not arrested, the state attorney can still charge you if they review the case and beleive the evidence supports a charge of theft.
In any event, I would be happy to explain what can be done for you in greater detail.
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- Brian Silber, Esq.