Crimes: Grand larceny; I stole under $200, but they made it collective with my two friends and it totaled over $200.
The three of us stole from Macy's and they caught us. First time for all of us. We were arrested and brought to jail where we were handcuffed and printed, but released without bail. Our first hearing is on the 27th. We all got civil fines of $250 from macy's.
So what should I expect of the outcome? We will have to get a public defender, because we cannot afford a lawyer. We're all summer part timers, so it's a low income. I'm trying to keep it away from my parents as much as possible; I currently have a job and I will hopefully pay it off somehow... Will I be jailed? Will it be dropped to misdemeanor? I'm hoping it will and I'll just have to pay the fines and take the classes. I go to college currently, so jail time isn't in the cards.
Also, when I go for my first hearing, do I plead not guilty? It seems kinda redundant because I know I'm guilty...