When you are charged with theft, what the prosecution has to prove is that you deprived the store of merchandise with intent to permanently deprive them of it. The point at which that matter is the last point of sale. If you didn’t get out of the store but you got past the checkout counters, that’s the point at which the store will stop you and tell you that they have sufficient proof to show that you intended to permanently deprive them of the merchandise without having to pay for it. Even if you aren’t arrested outside the outer doors of the retail store you were arrested at, if you got past the last point of sale, it is sufficient proof that you committed the offense of theft or shoplifting.
- I Was Caught Stealing From A Store And Was Ordered Not To Go Back To That Store. What Happens If I Do Go Back?
- I Never Even Left The Store With Merchandise. How Can They Charge Me With Theft?
- My Friend Got Caught Stealing But I Didn’t Steal Anything. Why Was I Charged With Theft?
- I Received A Demand Letter From A Law Firm Representing The Store I Got Arrested In Asking For Civil Penalties. What Should I Do?
- What Are The Consequences Of Having A Theft Conviction?
- I Was Detained By A Store Employee Until The Police Came. Can They Do That?
- What Are The Different Levels Of Theft?
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