I wanted to thank you ladies for your advice awhile back when I was shocked by my son's arrest for shoplifting. I did follow your advice and got him a lawyer and the charges were reduced to disturbing the peace. In true difficult child fashion he was full of arrogance after it was done but he had a good scare and will be working for quite awhile paying for this. Just wanted to let you know the outcome...I don't think this will hurt him long term at all. This kid is soooo lucky.