I was caught shoplifting at a mall from a store of items totaling $88. The police at the store searched my other bags and found items that are from another mall that were shoplifted also. This is my first offense and I'm going to court soon. I am fully ashamed of my action but is getting an attorney going to help in reducing my charges? If so, what is the estimation of cost? I am 18 and a college student. And what kind of charges will be made toward me?