My husband was diagnosed with schizophrenia and he has been in relapse. He went to a store to get something to eat...sat down and he said he blanked out, then decided to get up and go home, totally forgetting to pay. A security guard observed his behavior and stopped him while he was leaving the store. My husband told him he totally forgot about paying for the $7 food and asked if he could pay but they refused and the cops were called. He has never been arrested and never been to jail. This is his first ever offense due to his condition. He pleads guilty, saying he doesn't want to fight for it and it's easier that way but I would like to fight for his case and have it dismissed. Can he change his plea?Thank you for all the answers. I just got to know that he hasn't plead yet. He received a citation with a court date, and I am assuming that is when he has to enter a plea or pay a fine (which i know will go on his record). I have no clue about how all these court procedures go. I don't think I can afford to hire an attorney but I will try to consult an attorney regarding this and hopefully be able to work out a payment plan with them.