Thank you in advance..
I did a dumb thing and shoplifted about $45 worth at a local Grocery Store.
This is my first time offence, and even though I was very calm and cooperative, I was arrested.
What can I expect in court next month?
I live in CA
I've had a time to self-reflect, and in the end, I am glad I got caught.. I am ashamed that I have allowed my morals to drop so low as to give myself permission to steal..
I'm not too worried about the fine. I honestly feel I deserve that. I am worried about doing a lot of community service, because I am a mother of 6 going on 7 children. Not sure how we will swing the childcare to do the hours...
Nor do I want my children to find out about this until everything is over. And then I will use it as a teaching tool.. embarrassing as that is..
I am so close to my bachelor degree.
I guess I am asking what everyone else is asking...
Can I get this off my record? so that I can still get a good job when all my babies are in school?
Please don't flame me for being a mother guilty of such an awful crime. I know, and believe me, I am already doing that...