I was arrested this past Monday for admitting to employee retail theft, processed a false return on my credit card, under $200. I wrote a statement to the lp person because there was a lot of force on their behalf to do so. I have never been arrested or charged with anything, so when at the police station I wasn't fingerprinted, or set to post bail or anything. I was out in twenty minutes. The summons was mailed and i just received it today. The penal code is theft by deception, yet my question is, is it a misdemeanor or what. It is my first offense. What to expect at court? Would I go to jail? Trust me I've learned my lesson and any advice would help. By the way this day in question was back in December, they waited for my first day back from maternity leave. Also where can I find an attorney in NJ that won't cost tons of money.Thanks.