Hi. I needed some advice as well. I am also a Pre-Med Student and something very similar happened to me. I am really scared that this will affect me negatively in my process and want to approach it in an honest and best way possible. I actually walked out of the store with the product in hand when LP stopped me. I tried to explain how it was an honest mistake and I didn't remember but he wouldn't listen at that point. Regardless, I was cited and received deferred adjudication. I have written an explanation and was wondering if someone could peer-edit and see if I can explain myself in a better manner? Thank you for your time! I was stopped by store security after I carelessly walked out of a store carrying a product that I had not purchased. It was my lack of attention that led to this incidence and I have learned a crucial lesson to always be cognizant of myself as well as my surroundings. I chose to cooperate in the situation and accepted the consequences that I was presented with. I was given a citation and later received deferred adjudication after which I was not convicted and the case was dismissed. Although it was not intentional, it was definitely a shocking experience for me as I had never been in trouble with the law before. The entire situation was an eye-opener for me regarding the importance of being self-aware and attentive of my surroundings as well being conscious as to how I carry myself in public situations. I have never intentionally committed a crime as such in the past and would never jeopardize my integrity and do so in the future.