Can I get a store to work with the DA to drop charges?
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It would be in your best interest to consult an attorney to see if you have a defense.
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It may be worth it to see if the manager/loss prevention would in exchange for returning the items; however, it also depends largely on the prosecutor. Being such a low amount, this will likely stay as a misdemeanor. That being said, the fines that you are looking at far exceed the amount in question, and this will go on your record. You may want to consider hiring a criminal defense lawyer to see what can be done, with the goal of trying to work it out to where this does not go on your record.