I took items from a family member. Everything was recovered except for 1 item which is estimated at $35,000. They are telling me a misdemeanor charge & 3 years probation. Is there anyway to get it knocked to a violation & no probation? If I were to say I could pay the restitution of $35,000 in 1.5 years could I get a deal to have no probation? I cannot pay the restitution upfront, but can within 1.5 years. Is there anything I can do to have no probation, and possibly lessen the charge (not as important as no probation) without having to pay full restitution upfront? This is an alcohol related charge and I am going to addiction counseling as well for the case. I have been fully cooperative. Even if I paid half or a third upfront could I lessen the charge and no probation in anyway at all?