I am a 19 yr. old full time student and I have a misdemeanor theft charge ($58). I go to court tomorrow and because of my financial situation I will be respesenting myself. I am willing to do anything to keep this off of my record because I am aware of how it will hinder my ability to go into the profession of my choice. So my question is, Is there anything I can I say to the judge, do, or even pay to keep this off my record.? I'm open to community service, probation, etc.