Well, to stray from topics such as getting knifed and robbed and jailed... haha
My advice to you, Eaglemon, is to start doing magic in your lunchroom. This is waayyyy harder than you might think. People on the street are being "entertained." They want to watch. They want to be amazed by what you're doing if they're staying around to watch a trick. In short, they are less critical and less picky.
If you start in your lunchroom, you will get some serious experience. Normally people who know you, or people who feel "equal" to you during your performance will try to figure you out and ruin your trick. This teaches you (as it did me) to get your tricks down PERFECT. Also, a crowd will gather surprisingly fast. For example, i performed today in my school's lunchroom for what was at first around 10 people. 20 minutes later, i had a solid 35 (rough estimate) students and two teachers around me watching me do magic. The kids will be curious, and won't care where you or they stand. You are going to learn how to hide your bad angles REALLY well. Just wait for the first time you use a gimmick and they ask to see it. You learn how to word things to avoid suspicion, how to control a crowd, how to beat the heckler, how to ditch coins and other such things completely surrounded, how to misdirect EFFECTIVELY, and how to become a performer!
This may not seem like the glorified "street magic" that you seek, but you won't believe what it does for your reputation. You will become "the magic guy." People want me to come and do magic at parties and such all the time! Get your name out in the Lunchroom man!