I'm 19 and I got caught shoplifting with my friend who is also 19 at a Micheal's craft store. She took $8 worth of stuff, and I had taken $220.30 (some of the stuff were hers, but I didn't say anything). The cops were called, and since our record was clean we received a citation for a misdemeanor "petty theft." I was told to appear in court sometime before July. I don't have money to hire a good attorney. What should I do? What will happen when I go to court? Should I pay the fee from Micheals ? Is it possible to get off easy seeing this is my first offense? If so, how would I do that? Will this affect me getting a job? Thank you for all your help in advance !How do I get it dismiss to a civil compromise? What is my best bet ?