I typically tell clients to ignore civil demand letters. They are not actually due unless they get a civil judgment against you. The stores typically do not go that far. Further, it has no bearing on the criminal charges.Ask a similar question
If this is your first offense, the District Attorney may send you a letter offering diversion which can resolve the matter without a conviction. You will have to make restitution which the $300 may be.
This response does not creat an attorney client relationship. In all cases, I recommend you seek a paid consultation with an attorney with expertise in this area.Ask a similar question