what is the possible outcome of stealing from a hotel

I stupidly committed a crime by visiting a hotel early hours in the morning and steeling loads of food products,

I think the police are involved as they have identified me on CCTV
shall I call the local police station and confess and what is the possible outcome of this matter?

Asked on July 18, 2017 under Criminal Law, Alaska

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Do not speak to the police without having a lawyer present. You are under no legal obligation to do so, even if they come to your home. At this point, consulting with a criminal defense attorney should be a priority. In other words, contact one ASAP. This is a criminal matter and can have severe and lifelong consequences.


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