Me and a friend are in trouble for petit larceny in New York but we are Pennsylvania residents . This is our first time ever getting in trouble and we were wondering about the outcome. I've looked up Information about an ACD which means we have to be good for 6 months to a year. The total amount we stole was a little under 50$ each. (which from what i noticed on this website is a lot less than most.) I was just wondering when i ask for the ACD. Is it at the arraignment? The arresting officer said to plead not guilty and then ask for a meeting with the DA. Do i want to say it all at once when i plead not guilty? I'm just kind of confused on the whole matter. we are trying our best to keep it off our records and i heard that's what an ACd does. Neither one of us can afford to lose out financial aid. Please help we have our court appearance in 4 days.