I have been given a court date for petit larceny for shoplifting a total of $19 in merchandise at jcpenny. I was detained by loss prevention and then taken to state police where I was arrested. I was never read my miranda rights, does this affect anything? I hear an acd is my best way out. I am 18 and this is my first offense. How do I go about doing this with no money and no lawyer. Will there be a fine with this as well and how much would that come out to be possibly? What do you think will be the outcome of the case and the charges? What should i expect. Should I plea guilty?