1st time shoplifting offense
Asked Mar 12, 2009, 11:12 AM
I was caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart in West Virginia. The items were about $40. I am cared to death. I am 26 years old and have never been in any kind of trouble before. I have been suffering from anxiety and depression and have been trying to get an appointment to see a counsler for this.I haven't been thinking clearly lately. I am also up to my eyeballs in medical bills and other bills that I can barely pay. I can't afford a lawyer. I need to know if I should tell the judge about my conditons when I go to court or will the judge not really care and think I am making excuses. I don't want to go to jail. I have 3 babies and no money. The embarrassment from this is more than I can handle! I just want to have an idea of what to expect. What will it be like in court? Will there be a bunch of people in there while I am in front of the judge or will it just be the judge?