I'm an adult, caught with $30 worth items. The cops were called, they gave me a pink slip and let me go from the cop car. Now I have a $325 civil restitution letter. Do I pay it or not? I am absolutely broke and no way to cough up and pay the fee! Will I serve jail time for this since this is my first offense? And my daughter (16) has committed this crime also, stole $9 earings from clarie's and now we are waiting for her court date to be sent in also, so now I have to pay her civil and mine! I'm worried and have no clue what to do.