an attempt to get to the parking lot is not required in order to accuse or to bring a charge or to get a conviction.
Moving your question to the criminal defense section of AVVO so you can obtain some advice from attorneys who practice in that area of law. If you have been charged with shoplifting then it would be advisable to retain legal counsel to defend you.
The outcome of every case depends on a variety of factors, including the actual evidence, credibility of witnesses, and the skill and expertise of the lawyer representing your interests.
There is nothing to be gained by speculating about the various possible outcomes. You need to be represented by an experienced, respected and successful Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney, as that will put you in the best possible position to get the best result.
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