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1 Civil Demand letter on Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:07 pm

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Was caught shoplifting, received a civil demand letter from the store asking that I pay $100 in restitution. From what I've read is that usually stores don't file lawsuits even if you don't pay, because they aren't cost effective. In my case, how likely is it that the store will file a civil lawsuit if I don't pay the $100. Would it just be advisable to pay off the $100 (I've read it can be higher anywhere from $100-300) to eliminate the risk?

I had previously gone in to see a lawyer for a consultation, and he said that if I don't pay and they file a lawsuit, they'd win because they have more than enough evidence to convict me (seeing that I actually got caught)

Any suggestions? Money is tight. But I can come up with $100 if I need to. Would just rather use the $100 to pay for something more useful.

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2 Re: Civil Demand letter on Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:23 pm

Its in YOUR best interest to pay. The consequences for not pay (if action is taken) can be long term and severe. $100.00 is nothing and you can request a payment plan just don't be late or miss a payment. Here is more on this subject http://www.parentnook.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=161&t=3934

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