Q: My sister got caught shoplifting an item from JCPENNY (NY) $60. She doesn’t live in the USA & is a minor.
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My sister got caught shoplifting an item from JCPENNY (NY) $60. I got called to pick her up. She is not from The USA she was here on vacation. Item was recovered. They gave me a copy civil demand letter and a trespass letter saying she can only come with an adult. She is 14 years old. They said they are going to file the incident and it’s a 50/50 chance JCPENNY will contact me and I will have to follow up. My question is what is going to happen? She is a foreigner and a minor . Item was recovered. What charges if any or fines.
A: Thank you for your question. Regardless of your sister's age, the fact that she is accused of committing a crime can be problematic, especially if she is not a U.S. Citizen. While these forums are good for general inquiries, the best advice I can give you is to speak with an attorney who is well versed in both Criminal Law and Immigration Law (or speak with 2 separate attorneys.)
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