My friend got caught shoplifting, I got banned

Today me and my friend were at the mall and
she stole 140 worth of stuff and when we left
a security guy came and asked us to follow him
to the back and when we got there they called
the police and signed papers. The police
arrested her but the security guy told them that
I was just banned so they didn’t arrest me. Will
this go on my record? Is there anything I
should worry about? Besides not going to that

Asked on March 25, 2017 under Criminal Law, Alabama


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Since you were not arrested or charged, but only banned from the store, you don't have any criminal record from this incident.
Therefore, there is no need to be concerned or worried.
Just stay away from that particular store in the future to avoid any potential problems.

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