This is my first time offense. I was shopping at Carson's, inside of an indoor mall. I was with my mom and niece, my niece was in my shopping cart. All of our belongings filled the cart (jackets, purses) In the meantime my mom put 4 men's hats, I put a scarf and a hat to purchase as well.
The shopping cart was especially made with a child seat and was one that could be taken all over the mall. I told me mom I would wait for her outside by the store right next door. Totally unaware of the items in the cart I walked out, unconsciously.
Loss prevention took me in and later a police officer wrote me a citation. They wrote on the citation the value was $191.
I have never had an encounter with officials, and have a clean record. I'm terrified.
I have court in April...please help...