If I pay a civil demandthat I was issued through a law office regarding a shoplifting incident,will the store take any further action against me?

Asked on December 9, 2011 under Criminal Law, Connecticut


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Good question. One really does not know if the payment of a civil demand by you concerning a shoplifting incident will preclude any future action by the store against you.

One way to possibly safe guard against any possible future action by the store against you if you pay the civil demand is for your to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to draft a full release by the store as to you as to all claims known or unknown for payment by you of the civil demand that would be signed by the store's representative in exchange for payment of any money paid by you and returned to your lawyer for safe keeping.

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