Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: I was recently detained in my local Wal-Mart, by a deputy who proclaims I was "shoplifting". I didn't steal anything!!!!

Can a cop arrest a person who "so-say" stole a pair of pants, (but didn't, better yet). I'd just started my period, so I figured, "I'll put on a cheap $7 pair in the dressing room, and I'll pay for them as soon as I am finishing up my shopping down these last two aisles". I had $365 in my wallet that night.

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1 Lawyer Answer
John Cannon
John Cannon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Edmond, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: In Oklahoma shoplifting requires taking the property past the final point of sale, the register, you need to hire an attorney to assist you.

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