My question involves criminal law for the state of: Oregon
I recently got arrested for shoplifting at a local Rite Aid. On my citation I've been charged with ORS 164.043 Theft III. I looked this up and it is a Class C Misdemeanor. Can someone please help me with what my consequences will be if I plead guilty? The base fine on my citation reads 4R, which I don't understand. I will plead guilty because I do not feel the need to fight this as I am responsible for my actions. I feel absolutely sick right now that I have done this and that it is on my record. Which leads me to my other question, is it possible for this to be removed from my record? This was the first time I've ever been arrested, for anything. The feeling I felt being handcuffed for the first time was absolutely horrible, it felt so cold and low being held by the officer by my arm escorted out of the store with people watching me. This is not who I am and not who I want to be represented as. So again, my questions are:
1) What are my consequences if I plead guilty?
2) Can this charge be removed from my record?
3) What are my fines?
4) Will I have to do any time? (this particularly is the most important because I will be fckeddd if I have to serve any time. My goal is to get into a good pharmacy school and this will certainly not help.)
My first time getting caught shoplifting and most definitely my last. Those 3-4 hours I spent in the cell waiting and waiting was the most dreadful time elapsed. Sitting in that chamber, waiting for time to pass by was so nerve racking. To any of you thinking snatching next time, let my stupidity be a lesson. It seriously isn't worth it and I've learned flat out it's just wrong. If you are going to be arrested ever in your life, have it be for something that was worth it like self-defense. Even though in Oregon, there are no self-defense laws, I'd feel better about myself for that than stealing.