Facing Shoplifting Charges When Your Friend Did the Taking, But You Were With That Person?

We see a lot of cases where two people will go into a store together, walk around and then both people will be arrested for shoplifting when only one of the people did the actual taking.  Is this correct?  Can aiding and abetting shoplifting be a charge?  What is conspiracy liability?  What if the non-taker left the store early and was waiting outside when the other person was arrested?  Click on the link that follows to read an article about this common situation that drives our clients crazy –


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