Hi there...last night I was caught shoplifting about $150 worth of stuff from Kohls Dept. store in Indiana...I am 22 years old, I know this is so wrong, and I WILL NEVER EVER DO IT AGAIN...I have a perfectly clean background,so this is the first offense ever, and I so sorry that I sunk low enough to do this, I wish I would not have, but obviously I can't change that, I can just promise myself to never do that again. Anyway, I was wondering what I should do now? Do I contact a public defender, or an attorney? Do I wait until I get the court papers in the mail? Please help me, I could hardly sleep last night, I feel awful, and I am so confused...I also want to write a letter of apology to Kohls...do I send that to the corp. office when I send the restitution money? What's going to happen to me at court? Please help me...I am so angry at myself...I told my fiance about everything now, and he is being supportive/helpful, which is great...he used to get into trouble a lot, before we met, and so he isn't bashing on me, which I really appreciate. I'm sorry to ramble on, I'm just so extremely nervous...I don't want anyone else to find out about this, does it appear in the newspaper? Also, we plan to buy a house in Aug./Sept., after our July wedding...will it show up when we apply to buy a house? Also, if I can't afford an attorney, how likely am I to be able to get approved for a PD, if I make about $18,700/year?? How long do you think until I receive this letter for court in the mail, or the restitution to Kohls letter? I am going crazy, and it hasn't even been 24 hours since the incident...I have been looking for everything about it online for probably a total of a 4 hours, and I can't even find what type of felony/misdemeanor this is in my state? This is about the most useful website I am able to find...PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN, I WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL!! Oh this may be helpful to, I was completely cooperative w/ the LP, but his supervisor authorized him to call the police, and they came, but I wasn't arrested...could I still face jail time? : (!!!