Hi im 16 years old and I got caught shoplifting at a Walmart in Ohio. I stole about $10 worth of merchandise. The Walmart manager pulled me aside along with my friend who stole about the same amount in merchandise and called the cops. Taken to the police station and was sat in a room and mom came and got me. I smashed mailboxes before and I was put on Diversion for it Luckily im off and clear for that. Just received a letter in the mail about what im being charged with. So my dad called the prosecutor and the prosecutor advised we get a good lawyer because its 6 months maximum in a juvenile facility. But he told me minimum 30 days! Is that true? Can my attorney offer that I do community service, probation, and fines instead of having to go to that awful place. I cant fall behind in school im doing good and I worked hard to get where im at. ANY ADVICE OR INPUT WILL HELP. I know what I did was wrong and wish I could take it back (Dont we all) But I have truly learned from what I did. It was a disgrace to my character.