I was caught stealing in Ontario and wasn't approached until I had left shoppers drug mart. I returned the item to loss preventions and was questioned. Take into account that I'm of legal age and have a clear record. I lied and gave false information claiming I was 18, gave a fake address and claimed & called my friend was my mom since I was considered "under the age" and needed to be picked up. I also said I had no ID when I had a passport in my wallet which was found when searched. Had police handcuff me inside the store and escort me to their vehicle. Officers gave me an appearance notice & I received no fine. I was given a date to get fingerprinted and go to court. Whats the worse/best case scenario? Whats should be said during the hearing from my end? Whats the likelihood of me being charged with theft? What are some tips regarding how to compose myself in trial for first time offenders? I'm really nervous & don't know much about how these things work.
Answer by Andrew Captan
Not VerifiedOntario lawyer
Posted 6 months ago
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