My wife was arrested for shoplifting (a $7 clothing item at a discount store, that she didn’t need). Since we didn't know what to do, she pleaded not guilty at the arraignment. I understand that normally the judge would impose a $500 fine and 10 days in jail with 9 suspended if she would have pleaded guilty. Now I guess she will have to get an attorney. Is there anything an attorney can do or will we just be spending money for representation and more than likely she will be found guilty anyway. This is so out of the ordinary for her to do something like this. We have been under a lot of stress this year because of some other personal problems.