I was arrested for theft by employee (embezzlement) from the Home Depot for about $1300. I was arrested....?
and no bail was set. I live in MICHIGAN so they (HD) had 72 hours to charge me. Well they didn't send a charge or a warrant to the jail/court (or whomever) so I was released even before the 72 hours (within 48hrs). Upon being released, they (the officer) told me that it would be under further investigation (he actually said "I don't know, they just said that it is under further investigation"). Can they still charge me? Will they?
I confessed to the LP and wrote a statment (which I now think was a bad idea) but he said to cooperated and they would help me (but I now learned that they have the right to lie to make you admit)
I have NOTHING on my records as this is my first offense. Should I be okay?
Do you think I will go to jail?
Do I just wait for them to contact me or is this over?
I am soooo scared...I don't want to hear how bad this was because trust me I already know!!!
One more important question:How should I plead if I'm sent to court??
(someone told me that if I plead guilty then my rights to a lawyer are out the window, but if I plead not guilty then Im lying since I've already written a statment and all)