I am 21 years old and was charged with a 1st shoplifting misdemeanor. I have no idea what that means. I’ve been looking online for answers and I’m getting nowhere. I was wondering what my chances for going to jail was? My bondsman told me if I plead guilty then I would only pay a fee. I asked him if there was a chance I could go to jail and he said maybe, just don’t bring it up- he said at the most I could maybe get 10 days jail. I’ve also read that I probably would not go to jail, that I will only have a fee to pay. For example- the page said a misdemeanor was a 1500 fee and up to 6 months in jail. Then it quoted that, that doesn’t mean one would go to jail, or pay that whole fine. I don’t understand any of this, I need it explained to me, and I don’t want any jail time. Is there any likelihood I could get out by just paying a fee?