first offense shoplifting at walmart in Arkansas.

Question Details: I was caught shoplifting in walmart, probably less than $20.00 worth of stuff. I thought that walmart didn't prosecute for less than $20?!? Anyway I was lucky enough to only get a ticket instead of jail. Can't I just plead guilty and pay the ticket instead of going to court? I am from Arkansas and heard that the fine went up to $600. Any advice? thanks Important Notice