Q: I was charged with burglary from walmart for $30 worth of merchandise that did not scan at self checkout. Then was told
Was charged with theft under $1000. I had no intent on taking anything. I was Christmas shopping and the scanner must have not scanned everything like I thought. What can I do?
A: I would hire an attorney to fight these charges for you.
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A: I would get a criminal defense attorney and get the videotape from Walmart. I have handled numerous cases, and Walmart is tough on prosecuting them. The videotape can usually tell whether you consciously avoided scanning an item or passed it across the scanner, thinking that it scanned.
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