Can An NYC Store Detain You For Shoplifting

According to The New York Timesretail theft is on the rise. You can probably expect most of the places where you shop to be more vigilant about the possibility of shoplifting. Some stores are even getting rid of self-checkout devices because they are worried about shoplifting.

What should you do if a security guard stops you from shoplifting? Are they really allowed to detain you?

Here’s what you need to know.

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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