I got caught shoplift with unpaid item worth$5 and LP held me in their office. When police came in , she asked me ," you know you are under arrest now?" and then , since It's my first time, police told me," you are lucky, you will not be charged. But I will put it in our system say you got caught. Next time you will be charged." She let me leave half hour later. My question is she actually said "do you know if you are under arrest?" in the end , she said ," I will put it on our system to say you got caught." So, does it count as an arrest? If it's an arrest , how can I erase? In my future, when I apply for jobs, my employers will do some police checks on me. Will this show up On any type of checks? I am really worried about not be able to work!! Please help me!
Answer by John P Gustafson
British Columbia lawyer
Posted over 7 years ago
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