If I am falsely accused of a crime but I'm innocent, am I liable for court costs?
Question Details: It was a shoplifting charge and I have not been in the mall and store they accused me of being in, in 4 years. I am not on the tape at all.
You say there were "fines"--that means you either were convicted of the crime or pled guilty. If so, then you owe the fines and can be punished for not paying them. Whether or not you believe you are innocent, if there was a conviction, the court found you guilty; and if you pled guilty, you *admitted* to guilty in court. Either way, you have to pay and can be sanctioned for failing to do do.
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