There are many ways to find yourself in trouble with the law. Sometimes you may be doing something you didn't realize was illegal, or you didn't think was as bad as the courts make it out to be. Other times you may fully know something is legally wrong but feel compelled out of a lack of alternatives given your situation. And still other times, you may not have done anything wrong at all and you are falsely accused. Regardless of the why or the what, it seems the justice system is naturally bent toward a sentence involving incarceration for most illegal activities, unless other options are pushed for.