What can I expect in court for a petit larceny charge?

Question Details:

I was caught shoplifting about $45 worth of stuff. I don't have the money for a lawyer and I really want to go at this alone if I can. I'm in a very low income house; we barely make it by with bills and keeping food in the house. My husband works at a minimum wage job. It's just hard for us to get by and that's why I did what I did but I wish I would have never done it. I have been losing sleep and not eating because of the stress of going to jail over a stupid thing.

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