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Q: How do I get a copy of a permanent protective order granted in 3rd district court June of 2012.

Criminal stalking case

James J. Lee
James J. Lee answered on Sep 7, 2018

You can go to that court and ask for a copy. You can also call them and they may be able to send it to your for an extra cost.

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Q: If you paid for the item before you left the store can you still be charged with shoplifting?

I was in the store waiting for my husband. I was on the phone with the bank. I got up and picked up a water bottle. I sat down and stayed on the phone with the bank. While on the phone I removed the label on the water bottle and put it in my purse. It wasn’t hidden. I also put the label... Read more »

James J. Lee
James J. Lee answered on Jul 23, 2018

Unfortunatley yes, you can still be charged. Based on what you are saying the store would have several reasons to believe you had the intent to steal the item.

Luckily, there are always possible defenses and/or ways to mitigate damages.

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