About a month ago I was in Hanford and I went to the mall with my cousin. We went in JC Penney's, and we were kinda upset because we didn't have any money to buy people presents, so, we decided then and there we were going to steal presents.
So, each of us got like 3 things to give to people, and we hid them in our bags. Well, we got caught.
I know what I did was wrong, and I feel soo bad right now and I know I deserve any punishment I get, but I'm so scared this is going to ruin the rest of my life. I'm 18, and this is the first crime I've ever committed, and I was wondering if you guys can help me out by telling me what they are going to do most likely? I read a few articles where the judges normally drop the charge to trespassing and I pay a fine, but I'm not sure if that is accurate.
Does anyone know? Any help would be appreciated.