I concealed a few articles of clothing (total value less than $100) while walking around the store. As I was walking out of the store I was approached by loss prevention people asking me to stop. I ran away as they called the cops. I had a friend get my car from the store's parking lot. I've been contacted by the police but haven't been caught with the stolen merchandise. I'm not going to talk to the police or say anything until I talk with a lawyer.
Stop admitting a crime on the internet and hire your attorney. The disposition of the case will depend on the evidence that can be brought against. Be totally quite and engage you attorney.
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The first thing you want to do is to remove this post, as it could be used against you if criminal charges are brought forth. The 2nd thing you want to do is contact a local criminal defense attorney to help you move forward.
Pretending that you did not admit to the crime, if they have you on video stealing merchandise, the fact that they did not catch you with the physical items because you ran away is not going to be much of a defense if you are charged.
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