Hi I unfortunatly made the decision to shoplift from a khols dep. store. Well, actually it was me and a friend. she took 210 dollars worth of items and i had about 350 or so. The guy that was charging us called the cops and that and since we both cooperated they didnt take us to jail. they took are pictures and information banned us for m the store and let us go. they told us that we could have been charged together since we were in the same fitting room but they didn't. He told us that we would be recieving a letter in the mail from the court and from khols. He didn't tell us what the letter form khols would be about i assume its gonna be some sort of fine. Do we pay that fine before court or do we wait till we go to court. and we know were guilty, and both of us plan on pleading guilty but do we still need a lawyer. what do we have to expect. this is my friends first charge all she has are minor traffic violations. and all i have is an MIP but thats not on my record. will they still somehow use that against me?? I just have been freaking because i haven't really been able to find out anything about what to expect with michigans laws. Were both 18 and most of the stuff that i have found has been about juvinials.