One thing to keep in mind when discussing government is that all crimes have the exact same punishment: Imprisonment. All crimes, no matter how small. Some crimes have the option of paying a bribe to stay out of jail, but that doesn’t change the fact that prison is the only punishment meted out by government. It doesn’t matter what the crime is and if anyone was hurt, you break any law you go to jail.
It puts the lie to the idea that the punishment should fit the crime.