I got Probation Before Judgement or PBJ as they call it plus 24 hours of community service. So basically the charge will remain on my record however it will not show any conviction. Three years after my one year of probation is up I can then have the theft charge expunged from my record. Damn. So this will sit on my record for four years. I should have done the 24 hours of community service that the state offered me in the first place. My life sucks but I'm still grateful. FML squared.