No you have right to contest this if you feel that you are wrongly accused of the theft.Ask a similar question
You can probably ignore the civil demand, certainly pending the outcome of the theft case. While it is good that you "plan to get it dismissed," you might want to be represented by an attorney. What if you were driving a car and your friend wanted you to stop by the bank real quick so he could get some money and then you go to lunch, only you see on the news that without your knowledge at the time, your friend robbed that bank while he was in there, and shot and killed someone during the robbery. Think you could get that dismissed? Try felony murder.
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