my court date is inching closer and closer and I'm scared of what might happen. I have never been arrested or done anything before! I have so many questions that I hope people could answer. One being that if i plead guilty to the charge, could my records still be sealed? or should i just plead innocent? Also, I'm a senior in high school right now going through a lot, especially college applications.. would it be affected by any of this? I'm already under a lot of stress and I really just don't know what to do.
I'm also wondering, that since i was caught for shoplifting when i was 16 and i just turned 17, what would happen? Also, i heard there's this thing that if you're a juvenile, my records for that would be sealed when i turn 18, is that true? and that won't follow me into adulthood?
im sorry for all the questions, but i need serious help!!