I am 16 and today I was caught shoplifting from Fleet Farm for an item of $25. First I talked to the person at the store then I talked to the cop. We had a recorded conversation. I answered honestly and politely. I was given a citation. The cop said I will receive a fine in the mail for $50 and that I am also going to be given a court date. Also he thanked me for my cooperation and my politeness he also informed me that if I can talk to my prosecutor about doing something so I wont have to go to court and to have this not on my record. I have no idea what to do. Would be the best way for me to do this without having so spend much and to help my record. I have read a lot of people say the plead not guilty if I end up having to go to court.