I was arrested for first time for shoplifting $1,450 worth of stuff at a local store. I went to court today for the preliminary hearing and they have enough evidence to charge me with. My attorney said the prosecuting attorney is offering to do a SIS felony with 60 hours community service and 5 years probation. What does an SIS felony mean? Will this be on my record forever? My attorney said that basically it means I won't be a convicted felon. But I didn't understand what they really means. Will this effect future employment? If someone goes to look up my criminal record will this show up? I asked her if I will be able to get the felony reduced to a misdamenor and she said that will be decided later. What is the difference between an SIS felony or misdameanor? She told me that I probably won't have to be on probation 5 years--they will probably make it less. I am just confused as to what this all means. Can anyone offer me any information about this. Thank you so much.