You should get an attorney to help you here. If you cannot afford one, enter a not guilty plea and ask the court to appoint counsel. There are typically ways of resolving a first offense theft that leave little to no record in place, particularly for juveniles. It is not in your best interest to just show up and plead no contest.
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You are making a bid mistake if you do this. If you plead no contest you will be found guilty. You do NOT want a theft conviction on your record! You will regret it later. Please -- HIRE A LAWYER! This will go down as one of the best decisions that you make in your life.
I would follow what ever advice your attorney gives you. There could be issues.
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