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My friends get caught in shoplifting in boots, however she have been arrested today an

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My friends get caught in shoplifting in boots, however she have been arrested today and they didn't realise her yet.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
How can I help with this please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was wondering what will happen to her as she still arrested
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is 20 years old and international student
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
In relation to what? they have 24 hours to charge or release her. Obviously I cannot say what they will do in this specific case. It depends on the merits of the evidence.If this is a low level shoplifting and the store recovered their goods then i would expect a fixed penalty.Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If they charge her with shoplifting with evidence
Will she stay arrested
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
It depends whether she is suitable for bail.
If there are concerns about her community ties possibly not.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can she contact after the 24 hours
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Contact me *
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
She would have been offered a phone call whilst at police custody.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In this case, do I need to hire lawyer ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any thing I can do to let her out from there ?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
No, she would have been offered one.
There is nothing you can do to get her released but I suppose you could offer a bail address if she has nowhere else to go.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I offer her bail right now. As I am international student
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
No.
Only the police can bail her now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you so much
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
No problem.
All the best.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are the sentence for shoplifting ?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
If this is a low level shoplifting and the store recovered their goods then i would expect a fixed penalty.

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