What will happen to minor that was caught shop lifting but has not received anything in over a month? 24 Answers as of September 18, 2012

My mom has checked to see if my name was in the system for anything and she has not found anything yet. What does this mean?

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James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
WAIT. Just keep checking. They didn't forget about you. Retain an attorney if charged.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/18/2012
Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
These cases are handled in juvenile court. Those records are not public. You could try to contact the juvenile probation department in the county where you live.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/18/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Either they have not charged you yet or they will not charge you.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/18/2012
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
The police have way more time to file charges. In the meantime, the minor should attend some voluntary theft deterrent workshop or diversionary class.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 9/18/2012
Conway Law Pllc.
Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
You Should Have Got a Ticket on the Scene telling you when to be in Court.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 9/18/2012
    LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com
    LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com | Andrea Storey Rogers
    If the police came and gave you a ticket or if they arrested you, then they haven't forgotten about you, and your case will eventually be docketed (you will be given a court date.) Did you receive a ticket from the police but you don't have a court date yet? This is how it's done in some courts. You may have to keep checking with the court to find out when your court date is. You need to hire an attorney to represent you to keep this off your permanent record.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/18/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Are you under 17? IF no, then you are an adult and will be notified of your court date in about 6-8 months. IF yes, then you will receive notice from the Juvenile Court.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/18/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    It could mean you have not yet been charged. The State has up to five years to charge a crime.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/18/2012
    Law Offices of Matthew M. Friedrich, PLLC | Matthew M. Friedrich
    It's not uncommon for such a case to take more than a month to work through the system. It may be awaiting review by a juvenile referee or even a prosecutor at this point.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    It means you wait for up to a year to see if criminal charges are filed before the statute of limitations expires.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    If you got a summons or Desk Appearance ticket to appear in court then that is your arraignment date. If you were caught but not arrested or given a DAT with a court date then the store chose not to prosecute you. Shoplifting is a bad decision since you are risking a criminal record for a few dollars worth of merchandise. If you get a criminal record for any crime, especially DWI, drugs, or theft you will find it very hard to get a good job for the rest of your life and have many other problems as well.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
    It doesn't mean anything. If you don't hear anything further, forget about it. If you receive a summons, hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    Due to budget cuts there are not as many clerks working up cases as there has been in the past. Be patient, I'm rather certain that you will receive a notice in the near future.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Natty Shafer Law
    Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
    It probably means the store is not pursuing the matter. If the cops were never called, your name will not appear in the system.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    You do not say how old you are. They may still be deciding whether to file your case in juvenile court or in "adult" court.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    The is a lag from when the crime occurred and getting a notice to appear in court. The prosecutor reviews the police report and determines if there was probable charge, if so they will file. Due to backlog, it can take many months for this to happen.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Dungan, Lady, Kirkpatrick & Dungan PLLC | Michael Dungan
    You are not out of the woods yet, these things take time.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    It may be that he was never charged with the crime.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    It takes a while. If you were not arrested, you may not have to go to court.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Myles Hahn III Attorney at Law | Myles Hahn III
    The police may have documented it as a Station Adjustment (and that they released you from custody).
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    A juvenile court matter comes to the court's attention when the police apprehend a minor for violating a statute or a school official, parent, or guardian refers a problem with a juvenile to the court intake officer. The court intake officer then evaluates the case to determine whether further action is necessary, whether the child should be referred to a social service agency, or whether the case should be formally heard in juvenile court. If the situation is serious enough, the juvenile may be detained in a juvenile correction facility pending resolution of the matter or he or she may be sent to an alternative placement facility such as a shelter, group home, or foster home. If the intake officer decides that a formal hearing in juvenile court is not necessary, arrangements may be made for assistance for the child from school counselors, mental health services, or other youth service agencies. If the intake officer decides that the case should be heard in juvenile court, a petition is filed with the court setting forth the statutes that the child is alleged to have violated. You will not be notified until the intake officer has reviewed the case and made a decision.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    T.K. Byrne | Timothy K. Byrne
    It means your not yet in the system.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi
    Replied: 9/17/2012
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    Juvy stuff won't show up on public system. If you not cited to appear, will get contacted by juvy probation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/17/2012
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