I'm 16 and would like to get a job. Unfortunately, i shoplifted about three weeks ago. My court date is set next month. What should i put on my job application when asked about ever being arrested? Since i have not gone to court yet, does it technically "not count" (yet)? Should i even get a lawyer? I have heard judges are more lenient when first time juvenile offenders don't try to fight that what they did was wrong. Also, i would like to be a teacher in the future. Will this still be on my record/show up when i do the background check as an adult?