So I got charged for theft 3 (I don't even know what theft 3 is) at walmart.. I'm 18, I got arrested finger printed etc..they told me I had a court date on Tuesday In the summer time I got charged at shopko (I was 17) so I did diversion and got it off my record and it was in a diff state. Anyway I really can't afford this... I'm too poor, I have traffic tickets to pay off, I'm trying to graduate and I have tons of shit to worry about because my cousin is on sucide watch and I've been trying to help her, I really need some advice to get the charges dropped... do you think there's a chance? I only work 8 hours a week, I can barely pay my bills I can't afford to get an attorny, people say to file for a public defender etc, can I bargain with the judge? Do some community service hours or something? This is my first court appearance. So I have no idea.... if I do get charged I lose my job... I really need help.