1 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
What state are you in? Retail outlets predominantly have cameras throughout their stores and can use the evidence in court, if needed. At the very least they can provide it to the Police as evidence. I don't know how old your daughter is, that will determine the type of punishment she will receive. If she is a minor then it is likely she will not be put in jail and she will be given a warning, provided she has not received more than three warnings previously. They then move to a youth justice conference. If it is her first time, it is likely that she will only be given a warning. If she is an adult, and this is her first time being caught, she is likely to be given a warning, unless the shop wants to press charges. If this is the case, she will have to go to court and the court will decide which punishment she will receive. It can also be determined on the cost of the items that were stolen and how many times your daughter has been caught doing this before at any shop or location. You can certainly talk to the police anonymously, if you choose, and they can give you a rundown on the laws, given your daughter's circumstances.