Can someone please help me.. I live in nj and was caught shoplifting from shoprite.it was 30$ worth of merchandise .when I went.to court the prosecutor said they would drop the charge to a disorderly persons charge and I would pay a fine because I've never been in trouble before. When I went in front of the judge he.said I have to come.back to court with a public defender why is this happening? Why couldn't I have just paid a fine.I will never steal again I've nevet even been in trouble before please help me I'm also four months pregnant I'm scared to death right now