Where? It IS possible that the prior incident is on record. It IS possible that they will ask you flat out if this is the first time.
It appears you didn't learn not to shoplift the first time so, if they find a record, the Court may not be that easy on you.
Usually it's a fine, reimbursement. No way to know, though, until you stand before the Judge.
I have been advised that WalMart has a new policy, due to the economy and the number of shoplifters, that NOBODY slides and they press charges each and every time, no matter what the dollar amount may be. Of course, I see no indication that WalMart is involved here - just telling you that the Court climate here (in NY) and possibly everywhere is changing.
Its in london ontario and so if they ask me I say no? But if they don I won't get charged
And yeah... It was a stupid stupid mistake which I will never make ever again.... But if they don what would my punishment be? Just a fine and reimbursement?