I was called into an office at my part-time job and spoke with the LP officer about an accused indiscretion with some merchandise. I did sign a promissory note to the law offices of Michael Ira Asen and I also signed a civil demand order and a note recalling the events that transpired. SSN, address, and phone # also provided (probably does not work in my favor), which I can assume job already had access to.
My question is, is it likely criminal charges will be filed if no police were called or involved during this long meeting? I have read that most lawyers advise against paying civil demands, however I understand the a promissory note is a binding document. I am not so worried about possibly having to pay. I would like to know what the chances are of charges? (I live in a big city and the area this occurred in is in close proximity to a police dept.)
It's unlikely you will be charged, but no attorney can guarantee you won't be. Are you just asking to feel better?
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It’s likely that the store will ask this to be criminally prosecuted if they have a policy to do so. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area for help with this question because the store matters and it’s not guaranteed.
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