(It wasn't like you'd actually commit a crime, it's like a what would you do if you were Tom Paris
I would confess to Picard. He'd respect my choice to admit the truth. Janeway and Archer would scold me harder, Sisko would disown me, and Kirk would karate chop me.
Would you rather be a starfleet exchange student for four months on Vulcan, Qo'noS, or Ferenginar?