me and my friend are both 18. we went to walmart over a week ago and got caught stealing. i had $32 worth and he had under $20 worth. they added the amounts together so we both would get charged. The police were called but they let us go. we were given a court date in early june. we have both received a civil demand for $300. my friend who had less than $20 is on probation for a class B misdemener speeding ticket. what could happen to him? he does not want to get jail time. should we hire a lawyer and how much would it be?