Have any you negotiated with Walmart to drop charges for theft under 50?
San Antonio, TX |
** This charge is in the Municipal Court.
Have any of you had a trail with Walmart for theft under 50?
Does Walmart people actually show during trial?
Do they send the store videos?
Do they testify in such small case theft under 50?
You don't negotiate with Walmart. You negotiate with the city prosecutor. If you set the case for trial, they will likely send a loss prevention officer to testify. Hire a ticket attorney to handle this for you. He will know how to prevent a conviction and get the case off of your record.
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You are charged with a Class C. It is a fine only but it can have the same effects on your criminal history as a regualr theft. Call around in your area for attorneys. Most offer free consultations.
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Yes, when I was a public defender our office (not me) had a trial where Wal-Mart was the alleged victim for a shop-lifiting theft of a small dollar amount, (I believe it may have been a little over $50.00, it was a class B misdemeanor). Wal-Mart's Loss Prevention Officer showed up at trial as well as arresting officer. They did not bring the video. State claimed it was not in State's possession, (that it was in Wal-Mart's possession. Attorney handling case thought surely jurors would acquit defendant because State failed to produce video and Wal-Mart failed to produce video. Jury convicted because Loss Prevention Officer was able to take stand and say whatever she wanted to, because there was no hard proof to show she was lying. (It was the loss prevention officer's word against the defendants word, and there were photographs of the alleged stolen items by a police officer. (It appeared that the Defendant was calling everyone else a liar is what I was told.) Jury convicted defendant. Lessons learned: 1) Jurors don't necessarily understand what the presumption of innocence or beyond a reasonable doubt. 2) Conspiracy defenses (the cops and/or store owner or victim conspired against me) don't work. 3) If your going to call someone a liar at trial, you better have the goods (evidence) to show it and it better not be from having to put the defendant on the stand.
I hope you have better luck than the young public defender did.
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