Hi, I am 20 years old and I was arrested for shoplifting for the first and last time. The products cost $70 total. I was given the DAT and am really nervous about the court appointment. I did some searching on the internet, and it seems as if ACD is the best option for these petty larceny charges. I want to get the ACD without having to plead guilty. Do I need to get a lawyer? I don't have the money for it. Would it be possible that I'd be offered ACD without having to plea? What should I expect? And how should I go about getting the legal aid lawyers?
Also, if I was given the ACD, then I wouldn't be considered guilty for any offenses, right? Thanks so much.