My question involves criminal law for the state of: Maryland.
Before you read on, please please please understand that I am already struggled with my moral image, and I indeed feel horrible and ashamed, I'd greatly appreciate for no more lecturing.
I am 18 and live in the state of Maryland. I stole around $37 of random makeup stuffs and was taken to a private room by the store securities. They asked for my Driver's license and social security number, made a copy of those. I was also taken a picture. Since this was my first time ever, I was given the options to deal with the store civilly or to be taken to the police station. So of course, I decided to deal with the store civilly, and that means to pay them the civil demand and it is double the price of the total items I stole, which was 37 x 2 = $74. So I did end up paying them $74 cash in person cooperatively and had to sign their Civil Demand notice as well as the compromising notice for not entering the Wegmans Market everywhere for 2 years. That was everything I had to do.
I am worried and constantly troubled by this. I wonder:
1/ Is this whole demeaning ordeal officially over, or I'll get a letter from the court in 1-2 months?
2/ I understand that it is possible for the store to prosecute me criminally other than civilly, even after I paid fully civil demand. But, what are the chances that food warehouse like Wegmans would do that? What are the chances of this happening generally in other stores?
3/What should I do then?
4/ Will this be on permanent criminal record?
5/ This is my first offense. Will it ruin my resume/future career when trying to apply for Medical school?
6/ Is there anything I can do to "ease" the charge, if it happens?
I am truthfully terrified and regretful. Thank you very much.