you need a lawyer cause whatever sentence you get sticks and you can't get a retrial if you represent yourself. Thats how it works in the U.S., don't know if its the same in Canada
did the club owner have to press charges?
if the bottles stolen were low in value its stupid on the clubs part to spend money on lawyers. Settle the case out of court with some sort of cash compensation or something of that nature. show them they'll be saving money settling out of court