What will happen if I don't pay for civil claim against me regarding I shoplift?
Question Details: I stole and got arrested on 2/26/08 and now I received a forth letter from law firm demand a payment to settle this matter. What will happen to me if I don't pay? Can they take money from my bank account?
This is not really a criminal defense question. What happened after you were arrested? Were you charged? Was there a deal offered where you were to pay restitution in exchange for dismissal or probation? If the answer to this is "yes" and you don't pay then you can land yourself back in the criminal system.
It is unclear what you mean by "civil claim". Was there a lawsuit and judgement against you or are they letters threatening a lawsuit? How this all ties in together will impact on how someone can answer this question. Take the documentation regarding this matter - both criminal and civil - to an attorney in your area. You need help sorting this out asap. Good luck.