My question involves criminal law for the state of: iowa
my friend and i were shopping at walmart at about midnight and he wants to buy his mother a dvd for her birthday, before making the purchase we walk by the area where pills and medical supplies are sold, and he decides to pocket a bottle of weight loss pills... i didnt attempt to stop him or tell anyone, we walked out the door together (after purchasing the dvd) and we both emptied our pockets, he confesses, we both are convicted and jailed. my question is am i innnocent? i was also charged with fifth degree theft and fined but i did not steal anything!!! what are my chances if i choose to fight this in court? we are both 18 and my record is completely clean, all i want to know is a guestamate of what the turnout will be if i fight this. thanks to anyone who helps and/or reads.