So I was caught shoplifting the other day and the police were involved. No arrest was made. They just gave me a ticket and asked me to pay a $100 fine. There was a Request for court hearing but the police who gave me the ticket told me that I can go to it in hopes of lowering the fine but he discouraged me not to go anyway cause I admitted I did it.
Should I just pay the fine to end this whole fiasco cause I'm confused about what to do.