Generally, young people are more likely to make poor choices or take risks that older adults would not. This is often attributed to the fact their brains are still maturing, and they are often faced with immense peer pressure.
Unfortunately, this is no excuse for engaging in criminal conduct. As such, teens can face some very mature consequences for their actions if those actions are unlawful. And even when the offences seem minor, they can result in serious criminal charges for youth offenders.