My question involves criminal law for the state of: Texas
I was arrested a few months ago and charged with Felony theft 1500 to 20,000. I was not intending to steal anything. I was at circuit city and they were so unorganized because they were going out of bussiness. I asked several employees for help and was just left sitting there. I wanted to make sure the TV I was getting would fit in my car, so I took it out front, eventually I fit in my car, returned inside the store (leaving my car right outside the doors of the store) to finalize the transaction and clarify some warranty issues. While I was discussing this with customer service, two officers came in and arrested me. I explained the situation, but they arrested me anyway. I spent a night in jail, bonded out for a $1000 dollars and now have a lawyer who is helping me resolve the situation.
Unfortunatley, two days ago I was arrested again. This time I was charged with Class B Misdemeanor Theft $50-$500 because the guy I was with stole I video game from Wal-Mart. We were both arrested and stayed another night in jail and bonded out again for $175.
So, since I was already out on bail and I got arrested and got bailed out again, what happens?
Also, these were my first arrest and I'm wondering what are my chances of avoiding jail time?
I pled not guilty to the felony and have court on July 10th, where hopefully since Circuit City is out of business and the DA won't be able to obtain witnesses or other evidence, I will be offered a deal of some sort. These charges are filed in different counties.
I have a good job, just bought a house, have a 6 month old daughter, and overall am a good peson. What should I do?