I just got caught shoplifting chapstick at krogers today in Vinton, Virginia. Not much I know but it's still shoplifting. Don't ask me what was going through my head because I don't know. I have never done something so stupid in all my life. I have no criminal background, I can't afford a lawyer, and on top of that I haven't been able to work or 6-7 months due to ankle injury. I used to work for Norfolk Southern as a conductor until my injury, and am getting ready to go back to work for them. My concern is how can I avoid this going on my record and not letting Norfolk Southern know about this, and do I need a lawyer, and if I do is there any help for poor folk who can't afford one? I am aware of public defenders but they don't appoint them unless there is possibility of jail time. My arraignment is on June 28 so any advice at all will be appreciated.