It is certainly possible to meet with the prosecutor and try to do your own bargaining. The only problem is that by doing it yourself, if you don't get the deal you want from the DA, you have already essentially confessed to the crime. Any time you give up the right to remain silent you can hurt yourself if it doesn't go the way you want it to. On the other hand, a lawyer can speak to the DA before even knowing whether you'd be interested in taking it just to find out what offer is on the table.
In my state something like this would be bargained down to disorderly conduct
, which over here is only a violation. I have just looked it up, and where you are, that's a misdemeanor and wouldn't help you. However, Nevada petty larceny law would allow for a suspended sentence
which would keep this off your record. There would likely involve a fine, restitution, community service and possibly an anti-theft program as well as a brief period of unsupervised (usually) probation.
I always recommend a lawyer because there's an absolute right to an attorney and the right is there for a reason. You don't want a theft offense on your permanent record if you can at all avoid it. It is exactly the kind of an offense that prospective employers shy far away from, even when it's a misdemeanor.
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