I was detained in walmart for petit theft in the second degree.
It is my first and last offense.
I have been so scared of losing my children and license over this and it going on my record which will wreck my future of a better job and financial stuation for my daughters. I read if you plead guilty you can have the diversion class and pay restitution to the victim. If I do plead guilty, will I go to jail? They didn't catch me through video but the noise of me opening a box. I was not read my rights when taken into the loss prevention room by the officer who gave me the notice to appear. Whhat are my options? I am electing to take the Florida safety council petty theft 8 hour course on my own, without any help. I can not afford a lawyer.. I am a single mother of 2 little girls. I need help!