Charged with shoplifting felony in VA. First time. mechandise worth $258. It was an honest mistake from her side. Wants the charges to be completely dropped (without having to go for trial). when shopping for the attorneys in the region, 2 attorneys said they would want her to do some community service even before preliminary hearing. If she does that, how the charge will be dropped as that means she has admit the guilty. why do they want community service before hand? however one attorney said she doesn't want her to do anything for now and should wait until the hearing as she will talk to the prosecutor to drop the charges. who has a better approach?