In October 2006, I was wrongfully convicted of shoplifting.Nevertheless,it's still on my record! Recently,I was charged with misdemeanor larceny for taking a shirt that costed $7.99 from a local family dollar store here in North Carolina.I was served a crimal summons for this,and have already been to court for my first appearance.The judge denied me a court appointed lawyer beicause of the past shoplifting charge, and I can't afford one. I'm on disability, and I have 3 kids.Now, I have to represent myself.What is going to happen to me? am I going to go to jail? If so, for how long? I really don't need or want to go to jail because of my kids.When I was convicted of shoplifting, I had to pay a fine,was banned from that store for 12 months, got 12 months unsupervised probation, and had to do 24 hours of community service work. If anyone on here has any answers,please respond. I'm really scared of going to jail.