I cannot believe your story, not that I don't believe you, but I don't believe that you were arrested and have had to retain a lawyer for a $6.00 pair of earrings. That is so ridiculous, especially since you were a minor. I did not see what state you live in, however I believe a minor who is scared and intimidated should not after being arrested be interrogated or asked to sign anything without a parent or legal guardian present. I truly believe, since they did not call your parents, they have no right to question you at all and no matter what you signed your lawyer should know this. I would consider consulting with another lawyer, I really believe you were co-erced and the police cannot question a minor without consent of the legal guardian. Your lawyer should have this thrown out of court on those grounds immediately. I would ask the lawyer why he hasn't filed for a dismassal on the grounds that the police secured your signature without the presence of your guardian. Simple, if he does not do this, please get another attorney. This is ridiculous!