I was arrested for petty  theft, what should I plead at my arraignment hearing?

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I have been charged with petty theft, my arraignment is in Feb. What should I plead? I was videotaped and arrested. Is there any chance of me going to jail? I cannot afford an attorney right now. I called the court, and they said my case was a "shell case". What does that mean?

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