Many young people make mistakes in their youth. Some mistakes, like ignoring homework or staying out too late may only result in parental and educational consequences. But other bad choices, like vandalism, breaking and entering, theft and impaired driving can all result in more severe penalties.
If a young person has been charged with a crime, a very common first thought is “will I go to jail?”. While both youths and parents may not want to hear it, the answer is yes - jail is a possibility. But it depends on the severity of the crime.