Since the amount stolen was less than $1000, this would be classified as a class A misdemeanor.
That means it is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines.
The deferment program is a one time opportunity for a first offense ONLY, so unfortunately you won't be eligible for that again.
Keep in mind that even though the maximum penalty in one year, there are other options that a judge has such as probation, community service, writing a letter of apology, etc.
Alot depends on the specific facts of your case, whether the state has strong evidence against you, and the leniency of the judge.
My recommendation would be to hire a local defense attorney to represent you and make sure that all possible defenses are raised on your behalf; however if you can't afford one, you will fortunately get a court appointed public defender assigned to you at your first court appearance.
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