When banned from a store for shoplifting for a certain amount of time, can you ever go back?
Assuming the item was valued under $100, and no criminal charges were brought, no arrests, etc., and the statue of limitations (1yr) for pursuing criminal action is over.
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Very simple - if you are banned from a store for 3 years, you must stay from the store for 3 years. Don't make this more complicated than it is.
I am a NY criminal defense attorney and a former Asst. DA. While I may feel knowledgeable about a great many things in life, please understand that this does not in any way, shape, or form, constitute legal advice. This is just my take on the question presented. To get an accurate assessment of your case, you need to meet with a lawyer in your area before proceeding forward.
You have agree to stay away from the store from three years any attempt to go to the store subjects you to civil and/or criminal prosecution.
If the ban was for X years, that was your agreement, and entering during the time that you knew you were not welcome would constitute a trespass.
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The person can go back to the store once the trespass notice has expired. The statute of limitations in your example is two years, not one.
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