what is the possible outcome of stealing from a hotel

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what is the possible outcome of stealing from a hotel

I stupidly committed a crime by visiting a hotel early hours in the morning and steeling loads of food products,

I think the police are involved as they have identified me on CCTV
shall I call the local police station and confess and what is the possible outcome of this matter?

Asked on July 18, 2017 under Criminal Law, Alaska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Do not speak to the police without having a lawyer present. You are under no legal obligation to do so, even if they come to your home. At this point, consulting with a criminal defense attorney should be a priority. In other words, contact one ASAP. This is a criminal matter and can have severe and lifelong consequences.

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