My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I am 18 years old. About 5 months ago, I was eating at a restaurant and saw an iPod left on a counter and instead of doing the right thing and turning it in, I took it and tried to resell it using craigslist. The owner of the iPod pretended to want to buy it and had the police set me up. I lied about where I got the iPod and told them that I had bought it from another person from craigslist and had no idea where it came from. I had restored it on my home computer and at the time they had no proof that it was his so they let me go with it. The officer took my drivers license and put it into the computer before i left.
Later that night an officer came to my house and told me that they checked the serial number and that it was in fact the mans. The officer took it from me.
A few hours later, they called me and said that they talked to my mom and sister and had checked security tapes and they knew it was me who took it. I admitted to taking it and they said that I would recieve something in the mail if the man decided to press charges. I just received a NTA in the mail and am freaking out, I figured it was overwith. The only real info on the paper was that it was related to Penal Code 488. The date to appear is September 4 and I am leaving for college on August 24.
This is my first offense.
Is it possible to get the date moved? And what will happen to me when i do go to court?