I have been charged with a Felony C offense of Theft/Stealing in Missouri (Value Of Property Or Services Is $500 Or More But Less Than $25,000). The money was taken from my employer, however, it was for the same amount of a paycheck that I was expecting that was subsequently withheld. I have not been arrested nor arraigned, nor have a scheduled court date, just have been charged and issued a warrant. I am curious to know if I can fight the charges by arguing that it was the same amount that I was to be paid, or if I can just pay back the business the amount stolen and have the charges dropped. Please help! I don't want to hide from this warrant any longer!