Went into the LP office where he took our information and told us he would not charge us or contact police as this was our first offense and our amount was small. No police were contacted, he just took our names and address and said we should receive a letter in the mail. We returned the merchandise undamaged, right away. He seemed as if he did not want to charge us, but I am worried about the letter and what it might say. If police weren’t contacted at the time, how likely is it that I will face criminal charges for this occurrence?
Typically an attorney can get you diversion for a theft such as this. Contact an attorney offline.
Do not put further facts on this forum.
Of course defense attorneys would only know about the times that their clients were actually charged. I have seen it happen. I recommend you open your mail immediately and stay out of the store.
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I would agree with my colleagues and add that you should, by all means, stay away from the Walmart. If Walmart changes its mind and files charges, you should not make any statements regarding the case to law enforcement and speak to an attorney about the matter as soon as possible.
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