What to do if my son was picked up for shoplifting video games?

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What to do if my son was picked up for shoplifting video games?

Overall he had stolen $200 dollars of games in 3 weeks. They did not arrest him, but said that they would wait for the store to press charges (that was 3 weeks ago). Now the police officer has called me wanting to meet with my son to take a statement and find out more information. He also wants me to bring in the stolen games which I have in my possesion and planned on bringing back to the store.Will I be incrminating my son by giving the games back to the police department, and allowing him to speak to the office about what happened? Should I get a lawyer before speaking to to them? Although he has never done this before, it seems like they are trying to build a case against him.

Asked on May 2, 2014 under Criminal Law, Texas

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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Given what you gave written, I suggest that you immediately consult with and meet in person a criminal defense attorney in your locality that practices juvenile law to safeguard your son's interests. Such an attorney in your locality can be found on attorneypages.com.


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