My question involves criminal law for the state of: NC
I have been a cashier at a local convient store for about 4 months now, and i just recently turned 21. the other day the police came in under cover and I sold alcohol to their underage undercover. It was an honest mistake. They came in during our busiest time, rush hour, and i was swomped. There was to much going on and i know that i made a mistake. I should have took my time and read his ID more carefully. I did check it but i swear that it said his ID was old enough. Now i am looking at crimnal charges. I have never been in trouble before. not even a speeding ticket, but I am worried that this is goin to go on my record as a felony. I have a copy of the video that shows how busy we were, and that i did check his ID that all i did was miss read it. I also has refrence letters from managment, supervisors, and co-workers. I have always been good about checking ID's and doing my job correctly. Management also has agreed to come to court with me and talk to the judge.
I guess my question is if there is a prayer that i am going to get off on this. It truely was a honest mistake, and if it goes on my record i will lose both my jobs and my student grants, and as a single parent i cant afford to go to school without the grants.
any advice will help!