Q: Case of ShopLifting in UK Store and Security guard called Police
I had faced bad experience recently and got store ban. Security guard was rude and not giving chance to pay the item and called police.
Police has taken the details like name, dob and address and ask me to leave the store and informed me as follows.
After discussion with store manger, Police told that store decide to ban you and will get store ban letter. Police or store have not taken any signature from me on any document. They told verbally and said if I go to store again then store will ask you to leave or may call police. They did not apply mention for any penalty also.
I have not received any letter yet after a week. I am applying for UK Visa as a dependent so do i need to declare this incident in Visa application form?
Will it impact my visa approval as I need to apply my UK visa immediately? Do police also send store ban letter? If I don't declare then what are the consequence? Will my details be stored in Police National database or local police record?
A: That’s a very sensitive legal situation. It might impact your visa in the United States if the authorities discovered that recent episode. Be as it may, you need to discuss your particular legal strategy with a licensed Immigration Attorney familiar with immigration consequences of criminal acts. Also with respect to the demand letter that you will receive sometime in the future, you also need to structure the exact legal strategy about that.
A: It does not sound like you were charged with any criminal violation so you may answer no if asked if you were ever arrested. If not asked you do not need to provide information. If asked you should answer truthfully.
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A: You need to answer the question asked truthfully. Some questions ask if you were arrested, others ask if you committed ANY crime whether arrested or not. Obviously, admission to having committed any crime may affect your chances of getting a visa. Best wishes!
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