Almost exactly the same thing that happened to me. See, I stole a 15 buck dvd. Ok, they take it back and I had to sign the form and such too. But when the cops got there, they never read me my miranda rights and then told me that all I would have to do is to show up to court and pay the 75 dollar fine I was charged. Fine. I go there and I find out that I need to apply for legal aid and that I could serve up to a year in jail. I know they probably won't put me in jail for a 15 dollar dvd, but still. So I wasn't read my rights and the cop misinformed me of my sentence. Is there anything in those two things that could help me out, do you know? Cuz I live in NY, so I don't know if things are different here than in Illinois.