Well, you've not provided enough information for anyone to give sufficient advice. However, if you are a minor (under age 17) and this is your first offense, "jail" isn't likely. Probation, curfews and other conditions of probation are most likely. If it's your second or more offense, possibly, but if so you'll go to a non-adult facility if anything.
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Whether or not you "deserve" jail time is what a judge decides. It is your attorney's job to convince the judge that jail is not an appropriate punishment.
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Unfortunately, you did not give enough details in order to answer this question. Any attorney would need to know several more facts such as: your age, criminal history, what was stolen, the value of what was stolen, the value of the phone, school attendance, and the such. Only then could an educated guess be made as to sentencing.
However, I can state that if you are in juvenile court the punishments are VASTLY different from those in superior court. We wish you the best of luck.
Kristian RL McPeek
Spence & McPeek, LLC
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Probation is likely, but there may be other issues to address. You should discuss this case with an attorney. If you're unable to hire one, the Court will appoint you a Public Defender.
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