Shoplifting

I was caught at wallmart for shoplifting for first time? They called police I cooprated with them Police said your name will be on our database, but no records on my file for job or criminal records The guy in wallmart said I will receive a letter and have to pay that Please advise what can I do? If I pay the fine, do they close the file? how much would be the maximum fine? If I wont pay do they send me to court?


Asked 4 months ago in Ontario
Categories: Criminal Law  Legal Aid

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Benjamin O Mbaegbu

Answer by Benjamin O Mbaegbu

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Yes. You will have a recird on the police data base. What you can do is to do a criminal police record check to make sure about informations on your file.

Posted 4 months ago

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Should I pay the fine that they will send by mail? And how much would be maximum fine?

Posted 4 months ago


Edward Prutschi

Answer by Edward Prutschi

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I think you'll find our blog post on "Civil Recovery" answers your questions about this practice of 'demand letters' for so-called 'fines' in shoplifting cases where no charges have been laid.

https://crimlawcanada.com/civil-recovery/

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Benjamin O Mbaegbu

Answer by Benjamin O Mbaegbu

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That will be an option, its there discretion to condition or back off from you.

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