Arrested for Shoplifting in Virginia?

January 29, 2019

Whether it is a misunderstanding, for necessity, or intentional, removing any product from a store without paying is a crime in Virginia and some store personnel take it VERY seriously. They will try to scare you into confessing in a small room with a security guard and try to search your possessions. In situations like this, you need to know your rights and know what to do if you are arrested for shoplifting in Virginia.