Rasch says if
the hacker were charged with a misdemeanor, he would likely
face a sentence of zero to six months, depending on his history, attitude and contrition. If
the hacker were to come forward and apologize to Palin and tell the FBI exactly what he did, prosecutors might
take this into consideration.
the government treats this for what it really is, which was a kid who was curious to see if he could do this . . . then the kid should
be in reasonably good shape" and face "little, if any, jail time," Rasch said.