So on January I got caught stealing from macys and got charged with pety theft. I have been to court twice hoping the they would dropped the charges or at least dropped them to a infraction but have no such luck. My public defender tells me that the DA doesn't want to drop the charges and are looking for me too settle for the offer they have , which is too settle for three years self probation and a $300 fine. I asked my public defender what are the chances that the DA drops the charges and he says there slim to none. I told him that I go to college and that im basically on my own but he says that it doesn't matter. Is there anything I can do that can help me drop the charge to an infraction? I go to court soon any help will help so much! Anything I can do save myself? Suggestions?