My question involves criminal law for the state of: new york
I was recently arrested for petit larceny after attempting to shoplift $130 worth of merchandise from a Lord and Taylor. After being caught i signed a confession and paid the civil demand on the spot. I am 18 yrs old, i have never had any other offenses- not even a speeding or parking ticket- and I'm wondering what my chances of getting the charge reduced are. Im hoping for an acod or something of that sort. I am going to college and I have high hopes for my life ahead, I made a stupid mistake and I could not regret it more and Im just wondering if it is going to ruin my life. Thanks.