For the last 29 days i went through hell and back. Today was my court date. Here is what happened. April 5th of 2009 i was caught at JCpenny for stealing two perfumes worth $116 in Aurora, IL ( Dupage county..that's where my court was). Stupidest mistake of my life..will NEVER EVER do it again. back to the story the past 29 days..i've researched, cried and spent many sleepless nights. finally 2 weeks or 3 weeks after the incident i received my civil demand in the mail for $250...i paid it the day i got it. I hired a lawyer ( trust me its worth it ) payed $750...went to court today ..at 9 AM...ten mins are soo they called my name..my lawyer had agreed to enter a plea deal for me and worked a plea deal. So the outcome...1 year supervision with out probation and 30 hrs of community service. I go back to court next year to turn in my hours. payed $267 court costs and fines. That's my story.