So on January i got caught shoplifting from macys and I'm getting charged for petty theft. Tomorrow will be the third time that with my public defender that I'll be fighting off the charges. The DA doesn't want to drop the charges and are offering me to take there offer of three years of self probation with a $300 fine. I asked my PD if the DA would drop the charges and the he said that they would most likely not. The item i attempted to steal was worth $250 but i did not go to the store with the mind set that i wanted to steal. Can i offer a civil compromise? What about a deferred plea? The court house where this is happing is in glendale California if it helps.