Jan 1, 2009, 06:58 PM
I am a 24 year old Chinese girl studying my Master in Ga. I got eating disorder one year before (I can't stop eating until it make me feel so bad that I have to use my hand to get the food out), and this is a mental illness to me since it makes me couldn't control myself when I am in this feeling. On 10 Oct 2008, I went to JCpanny around 6pm after school to buy some underwear. I chose 5 underwear, then I felt very hungry at that time, which is cuased by my eating disorder (I spend $100 per day on food since). At that moment, I thinked I could save a little money if I steal the underwear ($25 total value). I did it and I was caught by the security. Then the police came and I was arrested. I was so afriad that I was shaking at that time. I was taken to the jail by the police(I didn't do anything). Since I had to go to school on the second day, I paid $485 and they let me leave. I am a good student, and I know that if that conviced, I am going to loss my future. I will never get visa to go to the State again and never find a job here. I had my purse when I was in the store since I intended to pay for that. I just conldn't control myself at that monent. The court date is on 20 Jan. 2008. What can I do now? Please help me. Thank you very much! Since I am a international student(my tuition is four times compare to the instate tuition), and it is illegle for me to work in the State, I don't have a lot of money to deal with the case. I heard that there is a possibility that I can get free defense in the court. Please help me!