People don't choose the thug life, it chooses them. It's sort of like a cooler version of the sorting hat from Harry Potter. And, for the very reason that I just made that reference, you can probably tell that the thug life certainly never chose me.
However, this list is for people who it did choose. Those who simply don't care about breaking the rules, and more often than not, get away with said rule-breaking! So, prepare yourself for a healthy dose of badassery, as I present you with 12+ people who got away with breaking the rules!