Although many young people do not view this as a serious crime, it can have negative consequences for the unsuspecting. Many young people pay off a ticket like this or come to court and plead guilty without telling their parents for fear they will get into trouble at home. Do not do this. You will have a conviction on your record that will potentially follow you to every job interview or application process. It may be possible to handle this charge in a way that limits the future consequences on your record.