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Legal Question: Should I Pay the Company’s Lawyers if I Was Caught ShopLifting?

I was caught shoplifting at Urban Outfitters. I’m wondering: a) how important it is to pay the company’s lawyers; b) if criminal charges are likely to be pressed; and c) what are the most likely repercussions, if I’m charged and found guilty?

I usually advise clients not to pay the company’s lawyer for what is called a “civil demand.” There are some circumstances where it makes sense to pay that demand, but it is case-specific, so you will need to consult with an attorney for a more detailed assessment.

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