What is the punishment for shoplifting under 18?
The penalty depends upon several factors, a few are, the state law pertaining to the crime committed, whether or not the juvenile has previous convictions or problems with authorities and if the state has a statute that allows a juvenile to be prosecuted as an adult.
Which would concern you more should you be caught shoplifting receiving legal punishment or having to face the reactions of your friends and family?
For anyone under 18, there is no permenant criminal record, and the store can just call parents. For over 18's it much depends on how much and what you stole. Stealing a £0.50 candy bar is liley to get to a ticking off from the manager and a ban from the store. You can get: * Fined * Banned from the store * Community service * Crimial record * In very serious cases an prison…
In the state of WV: 1st offense shoplifting: Misdemeanor charge, less than $20 fine, possibly over $100 court fee, and less than $50 value is $50 restitution to the store or equal to the value if over $50. Plus, no trespassing is allowed on property of store. If this is violated you can and will be arrested for trespassing.