This section explains about your rights and the store’s powers if they think you’ve been shoplifting, including:
- whether they can search your bag
- whether they can stop you leaving the store
- what they can do to recover compensation from you
- how they can use trespass laws against you.
The section also explains what the criminal penalties are if you’re convicted of shoplifting, see “Facing criminal charges for shoplifting” in this chapter.