You don't commit crimes, because you're going to be passed around the prison block like the last bottle of ketchup. From TheSmokingGun:
A Tennessee man has been indicted for hacking into the e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. . .
If convicted of the felony charge, Kernell, an economics major at the University of Tennessee, faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Really, the son of a legislator should know better.