If I was issued a citation for retail theft, would it show up on a local crime report map?

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If I was issued a citation for retail theft, would it show up on a local crime report map?

If the amount of the retail theft was only $1 is it possible that the city attorney would not choose to prosecute?

Asked on January 19, 2012 under Criminal Law, Utah

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were cited for retail theft and were convicted, your conviction would be part of the public record and could appear on the local crime report map with specificity as to yourself, the convicted offense and the like.

If the theft of the item taken had a value of only $1.00, the prosecution could decide not to prosecute the case, but most likely that will not happen. Rather, some plea offer will most be submitted to you. I recommend that you consult with a criminal defense attorney about the circumstances that you are writing about.


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