Case Study: CA criminal laws

by | Aug 22, 2012 | Law Blog

This arose from $24 of spoiled sushi purchased at market, initially told: next time you are here we will replace it for up to same price, but when I went back three weeks later the store said we don’t know who told you that and cannot honor it (” this store never sells bad sushi”), when customer attempted to take/eat same the equivalent amount of sushi , store filed theft complaint–filed as misdemeanor for $22—CRAZY !

Attorney Roe Response:

Mushi Sushi is not recognized defense in CA,….YET!. Why plead? Hire counsel, push it out, no respectable D.A. wants to waste 2 days in trial on something like this. I’d push for a dismissal in exchange for a civil compromise for the price of the dinner.