Davenport, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: Question

caught shoplifting at Walmart it was $320 worth of stuff. I was apprehended by the worker that worked there the police were there and they didn't even do any paperwork, not in front of me anyway that I saw them do! I was read me my rights never handcuffed . The worker downloaded some videos and then the policeman left for one second came back and said “ up you're lucky day can't take you to jail today because my carburetor broke" now there were two police cars there. so why couldn't one take me? It's been 14 days and I have had no news of anything they said I would get a citation in the mail of the court date I've heard nothing. I've been checking the warrant database and I'm not in there. And I do have a record for this same thing. So I guess my question is does this sound right to you? I live in Florida.

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, it sounds right: the police don't have to do paperwork in front of you, read you your rights (unless they interrogate you and try to use what you say against you), handcuff you, or arrest you. I wouldn't complain, it looks as though you lucked out.

Henry George Ferro agrees with this answer

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