Jun 29, 2012, 12:16 PM
I am 17 years old and live in California. I was caught shoplifting around $250 worth of merchandise from Kohls. I was arrested, but not fingerprinted nor handcuffed, and was released to my parents. By the time I have a court date, I will be 18. I got arrested for drinking in public last year and was never charged, and got it destroyed from my record through a diversion class. For this case, will I be charged as an adult? And what other punishment will there be? I am very worried and will not do anything like this ever again.