I attend college have never been arrested prior to this.
I'm charged with a misdemeanor in retail theft at a clothing store (4 items totaling between $300 - $400) which is a felony in my state but the State Attorney brought it down to a misdemeanor. Whew
But, here's my other problem....
I walked out the store with 2 jackets and 2 belts, where I was immediately confronted by security outside
I was then led down to the security office where I gave back the two jackets and just one of the belt, which was strapped around my stomach.
I held back on the other belt, which was worn through the loops of my jeans, because I was so scared of going over the $150 limit that they kept warning me about. To my complete surprise, the total of the two jackets and one belt came out around $350.
I couldn't find the nerve to give back the other belt because so much time had passed since we were suppose to give back all the stolen merchandise.
It was at the police station much later that they alerted me of the second belt. I froze in shock. I didn't admit to it at first because I was so scared that they found out. After they started questioning me more about it, I finally admitted it was stolen and gave it back. I basically waived my rights...
The police thought that I knew about the belt the entire time and said they will use this against me in court. One officer proceeded to yell and curse at me.
Now, will there be jail time for lying to the LP and police in this situation? If not, then what are the fines and community service hours?
Thank you so much. I eagerly await answers for I am extremely worried
(my court date is in a month)