I have been cited for misdemeanor 484(a)PC . I have stole $19.99 value from a retail store. I got caught and police officer first gave me a 490.1(b)PC as infraction. However, when I receive by a mail, it was determined as 484(a). I don't know how the crime got heavier. This is my first time, and I regret everything.
1) Will I go to jail? How much wil the fine be?
2) I have to go to the court next month, what things should I prepare for that day? My ID? citation paper?
3) Will it stay on my record permanently?