I am 18 years old and I got arrested a few days ago for stealing a $3.50 ring from Claire's Boutique in Alabama. Other than a couple of speeding tickets, I have never done anything else to get myself in any kind of trouble. I do not have any money, because I am moving out this week, so I am very worried about the fines I am going to have to pay. Also, a couple of people have been stressing to me the importance of getting an attorney to get this off my record so I will not have problems getting another job in the future. I don't think I can afford an attorney... well, I can't afford anything right now. I can't even repay my friend that bailed me out. Can anyone tell me about how much money I will need and the steps I need to take to make this turn out better for me?