cop called me at my place of employment (bosses office) and told me the location has me on tape and I should bring in stollen goods and he will talk to security about not pressing charges. Should I bring in items? Also, what if he is accusing me of items I did not take?
He said I went into the dressing room with six items but I put back 3 items...
Tough question. You should get in touch with a local criminal defense attorney familiar with that court and or police department. Yours is not an uncommon question though. If you return the items you certainly run the risk of getting charged. One school of thought though is that if they had enough to charge you they would have charged you already. If they did not have enough and you return the items, then they may charge you anyhow.
This sounds like a situation where having an attorney intervene is the best bet. Double edged sword with returning any items taken, but the attorney may be able to navigate that better than you alone.
This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should speak to an attorney for further information.
Heard it all before. The cop says that he has a video and you are caught so come clean and we'll go easy on you. No promises, no guarantees, nothing, but trust us. Not likely. It was the security that brought the police into it to begin with, so who is going to talk to who? Also dressing rooms are not supposed to have video cameras, privacy rights may have been violated. Were there signs posted? If there is any discrepancy between what they say you took and what is returned they will say that you are not cooperating. It s no win situation. Get an attorney.
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