I got caught with 2 other friends shoplifting in Macys in NYC. I am 20, and the other 2 were 18 and 19 yrs of age.
We know what we did was WRONG, and STUPID and we're all very sorry. The value of my friends stolen clothes were about 250 ...mine 330 and the other girls less than 100. Im so ashamed Honestly it was about 6 items and i did not look at the price tags. WE got caught when we left the store, were fined $500 for civil demand. Our friends brother payed for us (we will repay him every penny) on the spot, bc they said at court it will make things look "better"
we were arrested and have to appear in court in one month
My question is how does the $330 value affect the judges decision in court. Will i possibly face jail time? is it still considered, petty theft or misdeamenor?
I am sooo scared. please help. Im not trying to sugar coat this and I understand my actions were WRONG.