ZEB, New York

Date: 2010.

Punishment: $6,910 restitution, 25 days of community service.

Caught sending flicks to friends after a judge authorized an email wiretap, ZEB was arraigned in Queens for painting on seven New York subway cars. Some of them dated as far back as 2007, when he would only have been 15.

ZEB's lawyer argued that he was "working hard to channel his creative output in a productive way” as a student at the Chicago Art Institute. They even entered a guilty plea, to appease the prosecution. Nonetheless, ZEB received a felony conviction for graffiti.