I was stopped by loss prevention leaving a store and they called the local police department and stated I altered/removed tags from merchandise in the amount of $135.84. The violation is 2C:20-11B (3). When the police arrived the officer didnt put me in cuffs or have me go in his car. He had me follow his car while I was driving mine. Once we arrived at the police station I sat in the waiting room in the main court house and was only brought back for about 5 minutes to be photographed and fingerprinted. I was never read my miranda rights. This is my first offense, I dont have anything on my record, not even a traffic violation. Do I need a lawyer? What are the possible consequences?