Look at Lindsay Lohan, she has gotten away with so many crimes. She stole a $2,500 necklace when she could have paid for it. Then after continuing to break probation, she was under house arrest for two weeks!!!!!! If any person who isn't famous committed the crimes she did, they would be jailed for sure! This is just one out of the many examples where the famous get special treatment. In order to stop these actions, people need to act. We want equality and fairness. We don't want to be treated like we are lower than everyone else.
I'm a 16 year old kid who is sick and tired of how this world is spewing out crap for morals. I was at my local high school as a freshman, and I saw 7 kids sitting in the lot smoking weed. Its definitely not legal where I live, and their reason was "Lindsay Lohan did it, brah." Now I get my 10 year old little brother coming home crying about how kids are smoking on the playground, and I want to go up there and kick their faces inside-out. On top of it all, they have been legalizing this stuff in some states for "medical purposes." Medical purposes my ass; do you all know how easy it is to fool a doctor? My crack-addicted uncle does it all the time. Do you all know what they typically coat weed with? LSD. When these celebrities go around doing this, it makes it look cool and safe, when its probably the worst thing you can do to your bodies.
Celebrities don't get half of what a regular guy down the street would. Why? Because they are famous, and have a lot more money. Sadly that is what this world has come to. Justin Bieber DUI didn't get him enough of a punishment as it would have to me or you.
Because they are rich and could buy there way just about everything. But they need to learn one way or the other that that's not the way it goes, they need to learn a lesson. Also the little kids are going to think that they could buy their way out but they cant because they are just to poor.(maybe)
Many celebrities appear to get only a slap on the wrist where the average person may get years in prison for the same crime. Sometimes they only get a small fine and time served and no time was ever served because it was reduced to community service. If the average person committed the same crime, they most likely would get jail time and a hefty fine.
Because they can get away with it. They are more important than non-celebrities. This means that celebrities should not get arrested as they're always busy. It should be illegal to arrest celebrities away. And there should be no laws too, the world would be a better place without any laws.
Just because they have money they can do anything they want. Just look at Lindsay Lohan she has done more and got off more then anyone they way I see it she should do the time like everyone else in this world who commits the crimes they do and why should money get them out of everything its wrong
When a certain case involved a "celebrity" who happened to have a DUI which caused an innocent bystander to die and they ran away, and only had to pay a fee and pay the family some money--That is a celebrity getting away with a murder, crime that a normal person would have had to spend time in jail for.
Look at Marv Albert sexual pervert, Martha Stewart insider wall street trading, the Kennedy's for all their crimes, and all the rich who get away with murder. Many more include OJ Simpson, the LA police department, companies like BP who caused the world's biggest ecological disaster, and Exxon are now richer than ever!
Speaking from experience, celebrities/their associates can commit crimes, in plain view of law enforcement, with little to no repercussions. This is a shocking and sad reality, but the victim is more closely scrutinized and held to different standards than celebrity offenders. Based on my experiences, I no longer have faith in the criminal justice system, when I once avidly supported it.
Look up DUI and see the punishment celebrities get and the one normal citizens get. Lindsay Lohan gets off to easy every time she gets arrested. Also celebrities have phones and television and all kinds of other electronics in jail, when normal people have nothing. Celebrities get a nice comfortable bed in jail too and normal people sleep on what it seems to be a piece of wood.
Everybody knows that celebrities get away with so many wrongdoings. Lindsay Lohan has appeared so many times on newspapers and magazine coves which has practically made her infamous for drugs, speeding, drinking and so many others. They just go to court pay their money and get out as easily. All they need is a good attorney, a wad of cash and star power.
CA seems to be ignoring its 3-strike law when it comes to her and other celebrities. Shes been arrested numerous times on drug charges only to receive house arrest or mandatory rehab. After the 3rd, by CA law she should be in without the chance of parole. The every day man gets that, why not these idiots?
Celebrities will use any means in order to bail themselves out of jail or any sentence and those ways usually spell BRIBE. I understand that they are giving up their own money to get themselves out of the situation but I'm sure money hardly matters if they are celebrities since fame usually results in money. When they have unlimited money, I'm pretty sure that losing a few thousand dollars is the last thing on their mind.
Celebrities get away with so much because Americans, including officials, put them up on pedestals and ensure that nothing bad touches them. The nation turns a blind eye, blowing it off when they commit serious crimes. Also, due to their money, celebrities can pretty much pay for expensive lawyers to get them off for crimes they've been caught committing.
I am doing a paper on how celebs get away with more crimes and have found almost nothing saying that they are equal its just not right they are supposed to be role models for little kids. Even acting the way they do is just so wrong. I mean come on if your a celeb your entire life is basically on camera so grow up and be responsible.
Carlos Tevez should be in prison for 6 months, but is cleaning up litter instead. Where is the justice in that?
If you or I had driven without a license or insurance, never mind speeding at the same time, do you think we'd have escaped prison? I hardly think so.
Had Lindsay been a non-celeb, she would have been locked up after the second offense, if not first. Constantly going to rehab, that clearly is not working. Lets face it, the girl doesn't care, she has no sense of worth for anything, not even herself. She does what she likes, when she likes, regardless of the consequences. If I committed even one of her crimes, I'd have been locked up straight away. Celebrities have been given more freedom and the law does not like to challenge those who are famous, and never have. It's not exactly a new thing, Hollywood has always been exempt from the law, more so than the rest of us. It's about time that stopped. They must learn that there are consequences for your actions, and it doesn't how much money you have, how bit a fan-base you have, you screwed up and you are going to serve your time. I can't stand all these trials they go through, like why bother, they are clearly going to get off, or even if the system decides, yes we'll lock you up.....For 2 weeks in a prison, or put a monitor on your ankle and you can't leave your own luxury house but all your friends can call over and party away....Yeah some punishment. They would learn more if they had to live with Super Nanny for a week, than from the justice the system gets. Between Lindsay Lohan, Lil' Twist, Charlie Sheen, and all the rest of these screwed up people, set an example, throw the lot of them in jail, no luxuries, no drugs, no drink, no tv, no phones, no interview and no paparazzi, and see how long it takes they to learn. They screw up again, throw them in jail for longer again. I agree with innocent until proven guilty but in the world of the celebs, even when these people are CLEARLY at fault, they never pay!
All these celebrities I named has committed crimes with strong evidences against them, yet they all either got away scot free or got their hands slapped when they should be in getting years in the slam like everybody else. Seeing all these results, I will never live anywhere near any celebrities seeing that they can do whatever they want and still get away with murders.
We don't ask the cow if it is ok to take her milk and slaughter her children. People have rights. Rich people that is. Take the blindfold off the statue of justice, put a wad of cash in one hand and have her stare at it. On the other side the Walmart guy is slaughtering a poor American family. That would be more accurate. Rich celebs get away with it all....Barretta, OJ Simpleton, The Jersey Beach kids with their date rapes and duis, NFL players drugs,duis, etc... This aint no commie country all folks aren't here to be treated the same... The Bill of Rights are for Human Beings. The only people considered Human Beings in a Plutocracy are the rich... So line up my sheeple and prepare to watch the horsecrap... Whether it Be OJ Killin' Folk or Scout Willis drinkin' in public....
I believe celebrities are favored for various reasons but I will point a few. 1.) The first is the 'face of influence'. Although 'some' (very few) celebrities face real consequences, it seems that the level of society that celebrities represent can be affected by a criminal conviction. For instance 'Lindsay Lohan' (with or without her problems) represents 'the All American girl' -- 'the girl next door', she represents this 'clean image' (if she actually recovers) a standard that 'white America' has set. If someone like her gets convicted and placed in prison with the mix of ghetto, barrio, and trailer products, then not only would Lindsay lose her individual reputation, but she would 'hurt' her face of influence, the image of the 'the good American White girl' would be tainted. This is something I have not seen discussed in the mainstream media, but it seems true. Judges have their own biases. And if the life of this 'pretty IV League college look - alike' is a defendant in a court, chances are that this judge has a relative or neighbor that reminds him/her of the pretty defendant. There is more thoughts I could share on this, but I ranted enough and leave whoever reads this single point to digest. Before I get attacked, I am singling out one stereotype of celebrity based on a race and gender. I know that there are various other types, like 'Lil Waynes', or 'Charlie Sheens' and many others but from my experiences as a defendant in courtrooms and living in a rehab for 6 months, I have seen the favoritism and discrimination that society has against non celebrities or people that do not 'fit' what represents the 'All American Favorite'.
When ordinary citizens get charged with the same crimes, such as Lindsay Lohan, WE PAY FOR THEM! Many celebrities have the funds for the best lawyers, the best defense, along with their fame and get away with everything. A slap on the wrist is all they ever get! You and I would not!
I can't believe how much celebrities get away with! I mean look at Lindsay Lohan. Everyone knows she uses drugs and she always drink drives. But she always gets away with everything she does. All celebrties get out on bail. They're all rich and the bail is barely anything to them. I think it's a disgrace
Some celebrity gets caught driving under the influence, $750 fine, 6 month license suspension, and 1 year probation, alcohol classes and that's a maybe. Regular person gets caught driving under the influence, $1,000+ fine alone, 1+ year suspended license, 3+ years probation, definite alcohol classes (roughly $500 per class) and community service. How is that at all fair? Not to mention celebrities get caught driving with a suspended license all the time, doesn't necessarily matter. Regular people get caught, jail time.
I agree that celebrities do get away with more crimes than the average person, but I do not think the public expectation of celebrities using drugs is the reason for this. The answer as to why celebrities seem to get away with crimes more cannot be explained merely by the public’s opinion. Instead, there are several contributing factors. While the typical person can serve years on probation or in jail for an offense, celebrities have a tendency of getting out of the exact same legal situations with very little consequence and their livelihood barely impacted by the event. Money, corruption in the legal system bias, and easy sentencing are some of the many factors that allow celebrities to get away with their crimes while the common man has to take responsibility for his actions and endure the consequences deemed necessary by the law.
Whether the offender is a movie star or professional athlete, there is no doubt money talks in the legal world. Fox News often covers stories about athletes like Kobe Bryant and Ben Roethlisberger, who have been accused of sexual assault more than once. Many times we hear of settlements being reached out of court between the defendant and the accuser. The ability to pay your way out of legal action and punishment is a luxury the average person does not have. In any normal circumstance, the victim would not be paid off and the rapist could end up with eight or nine years in prison according to a sex offender attorney website. How many professional athletes do we know of that have served eight years in prison after charged with sexual assault? None come to mind. This is proof that celebrities rarely receive the appropriate sentence thus contributing to their ability to get away with crime more easily.
The cases of the infamous divas Nicole Ritchie and Lindsay Lohan further support this claim. A Fox newscast from 2007 describes how Nicole Richie was arrested for DUI going the wrong way on a freeway. Although this could have caused severe injury or even death to herself and other drivers on the road, she was released 82 minutes later due to “over-crowding” in the jail. According to a DUI penalities website, for a first DUI offense, the average person spends the night in jail, ends up with three years of probation, up to $2000 in fines, four months of alcohol classes, and an immediate 90 day license suspension. Like Ritchie, Lindsay Lohan has been arrested numerous times for DUIs along with drug possession. Another Fox news report details how her most recent legal episodes included arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine and reckless driving. Her sentence was one day in jail and 10 days community service. Not only is she a repeat offender that seems to get too light of sentencing to have any impact on her decisions, but many times she has failed to show up for court and has failed several drug tests. Instead of serving jail time, she is frequently given fines, even though a mere $25,000 fine for failure to appear in court is not much to a millionaire. Even though these celebrities continuously commit unlawful acts, this does not stop them from getting invited to exclusive fashion shows, parties, award shows, and roles in movies and television shows. Their lifestyles and professional careers are not impacted by their legal troubles. They continue making the same mistakes because they know the consequences will not be severe; a loyal fan of Lohan could be amongst the jury members. It could be the judge and jury bias of not wanting to convict a celebrity that aids these people in getting away with crimes.
Having previous drug and alcohol-related charges, you would think Lohan would receive more extreme sentences that would make her want to change her lifestyle. Instead, she is invited to the Charlotte Ranson 2009 Spring Fashion Show and the 67th Annual Golden Globes just weeks after her arrests as if unaffected by her law-breaking. Her lifestyle is not impacted negatively by her arrests and charges; if anything, she gets much more press coverage because of her legal run-ins. For average felons like my friend, their crimes make it so they can barely get a job and financially support themselves. Society makes it very hard for the common man to reintegrate back into society after being charged with felony crimes; people like my friend who are determined to turn their life around struggle whereas celebrities continue to receive sports and movie contracts and at the same time continue committing crimes. After the extensive study of celebrities getting out of crimes with lenient punishments, Fox News Legal Analyst Arthur Aidala makes the conclusion that, “if you got enough money and you’re famous you can get out of just about anything”. And the worst part is he is right.
Lindsay Lohan can pay $300,000 bail because to her that is not a great deal of money. Kobe Bryant and Ben Roethlisberger can pay women into silence and make their cases go away using settlements because they have the ability to write checks for a million dollars. Celebrities continue to commit crimes because they have no reason to believe they will be severely punished for their acts. They figure why worry when they can write a check for a large amount of money and make the entire situation disappear. It is clear money is a huge factor in celebrities getting away with crimes.
Without any doubts, as long as you have money, fame, and power you can swindle even the United States legal system. Even though it happens that does not make it right. What does the constant press coverage of celebrities committing crimes and being released early with very little consequence say to our youth? I know that children look up to these Hollywood bad girls and all other celebrities and after seeing people like Lindsay Lohan spend 84 minutes in jail for DUIs, children realize that if you have the money and looks you can get away with anything; in fact, your image can even be helped. This is not the sort of message we should be sending. Justice should be equal in all aspects of the law, regardless of celebrity status or the amount of money in your pocket. There is a dire need for the “just” to be put back in the phrase “justice system”. There is no doubt in my mind that there are many factors that contribute to a celebrity’s ability to get away with crime (such as money, lighter sentences, and lasting impact) and not just because the public expects drugs to be commonplace in the world of celebrities.
Not oly do the rich have the resources to exploit more sophisticated legal defenses but they also have the benefit of living in an overtly unfair capitalist culture in which liberty is regarded (by the ruling elite, at least) as being proportionate to wealth.
It is for this reason that a teenager will get a custodial sentence for drug possession, while a wealthy celebrity will get rehab. Similarly a man who steals £50 will go to jail, while a man who steals a million will get a knighhood.
The system is geared in favour of the rich, they own it and it is structured to reflect that inherent bias.
Celebrities have the means to afford better lawyers than the average citizen, and they often get away with things that ordinary people would go to jail for. Celebrities can afford to make large payments to the injured parties, so that the charges are never brought to court.
When celebrities commit crimes, particularly if they are generally well-liked, the public sentiment tends to be more forgiving, allowing them to continue life, as if nothing has ever happened. Often, their crime is attributed to being a result of different issues in their life. Additionally, when celebrities are on trial for a criminal case, they can hire the best attorneys, manipulating the justice system in their favor. Nevertheless, this is not always the case, as a celebrity with negative public sentiment may experience a harsher de facto sentence in the public eye, as the public may ostracize the celebrity entirely.
Celebrities get away with so much more than the average American citizen, due to their money and their fame. Lindsey Lohan is a perfect example of someone who is a repeat offender that has yet to do any serious time for her actions. These include shoplifting, drugs, drinking and probation violation. She should not be held to any different standards than others, but yet she is free and continues to make the same mistakes again and again. Regular people wouldn't have gotten near the amount of slack that she has gotten, and she is just one of many examples in Hollywood (Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, among others) who get away with whatever they want, simply because they are famous.
From as far back as the ancient days of the Code of Hammurabi, those with wealth and power have always been treated differently by various justice systems than those who lack such influence. In modern times, this is due to the fact that money allows celebrities to hire high-powered lawyers who are skilled at swaying a jury and know how to exploit every loophole in the system. We should also not discount the notion that juries and judges may be more "star struck" by a celebrity and willing to go easy upon them, even if they do not realize they are consciously doing it. Spend a few minutes researching the sentences politicians, movie stars, and musicians receive for the same crimes committed by the general populace, and it becomes crystal clear that yes, celebrities do "get away" with more crime.
It is sad to say that instead of celebrities being a role model and setting a good example, you usually just see them with getting away with more crime. This is because they have more play money then people normally have. They can use this money to hire better lawyers who can get them off easier. They also have the money to pay off the plaintiffs with a high settlement amount. They can just throw their money around to allow things to go their way.
Whenever a celebrity is arrested for a crime they almost always get community service or some small suspended sentence. At least 2 celebrities, Robert Blake and O.J. Simpson, got away with murder. Michael Jackson admitted to sleeping in the same bed with children who were not his own. Would the ordinary person get away with admitting to such a thing? One reason may be that celebrities can afford better lawyers, but even when convicted they get much lighter sentences.
Most celebrities are famous in a positive way. If they commit a crime, the jury will be biased in their favor and it is impossible to select jurors who are not biased. With celebrities that are famous in a negative way the effect may be the reverse, but there are fewer of those.
The biggest example I can think of with celebrities getting away with more crime is Lindsay Lohan. Between her drinking and driving, and her recent issue with the stolen necklace, she should be in jail by now. How many more chances is the judge going to give her? If that was the average citizen, they would have gone to jail already.
Because they are famous, a celebrity is more likely to get away with a minor crime, like drug possession, without going to anything more than a 5-star rehab center. They can afford to pay the fine, or just sweet talk their way out of any punishment. Also, because they are rich, they can afford the expensive lawyers to get them off of the major crimes.
I believe that the work that they do on-screen, or whatever the status of their fame, celebrities do get away with more crime. Mel Gibson, who was accused of beating up his partner at the time, struck a plea deal and avoided court. Paris Hilton was found guilty for driving while intoxicated, served some jail time, and was released early. As fans of Lindsay Lohan, we are more interested about what she wore to court, rather than to hope she sets a good example for her fans across the world.
Crime due to drug use among celebrities is on the rise. From illicit drugs to anabolic steroids, celebrities are using more and more. We see daily that this celebrity or that celebrity has been arrested for drug use and placed in a rehabilitation center. Instead of doing jail time and paying a fine, these celebrities go to a plush rehabilitation clinic to get sober. In my opinion, drug use would go down if - instead of going to a rehabilitation center - these celebrities had to do jail time like the rest of the population.
A celebrity committing the same crime as the "average Joe" will typically get an easier sentence for the crime. Many repeat offenders serve the normal sentence of a first-time offender on their third or fourth offense, instead of on their first offense. Just because they are in the spotlight, it doesn't mean they shouldn't be punished the same as everyone else. In fact, I believe their sentences should be harsher, since they are looked up to by easily impressionable teens and young adults.
Celebrities get away with crime because they have people called "fixers." These people are paise by the celebrity and their team to clean up messes and make up different stories so they can continue to work or to allow them to get the least punishable sentence possible. These people are crisis management agents and it is a very elite job not known by many people. Look it up.
It's ridiculous too! So many celebrities have gotten away with so many crimes, it's unbelievable. Half the stuff celebrities get away with the average citizen would be arrested for without a thought. To me, the law is the law, and the law should have no execptions even if you are the most famous person in the world. Some people say that's it's because getting arrested would ruin their careers. NEWS FLASH: Getting arrested will ruin anyone's career. I think the laws apply to everyone, and the justice system shouldn't have any execptions for any reason.
They can murder people and not get caught. They can do a lot of bad stuff but not go to jail like they should. They need to be punished! Ray lewis murdered a guy, and got away with it. Kobe raped someone, and got away with it. This is very very bad.
Celebrities do not get away with more things than regular people. They always pay their bail if they do need to go to jail. Or they pay people off to get them to vote innocent. Either way it's all because of the money they get. Charlie Sheen was caught so many times and got his license taken away. He was also put under house arrest.
They are watched more. Celebrities are watched more and don't get away with more crime. They may not have to pay as much or get punished but they don't get away with it, the press with always know.
While the court of law might have much more legal power there is an undefined incredible amount of power the court of society has. What everyone thinks of you can make or break your reputation. Celebrities deal with harsh judgements everyday when you dont know what positon they were in. Just because there in the public eye they are not people?
Through all the factors such as technology, the paparazzi, and the advancement of the law enforcement, it is nearly impossible for anyone (even celebrities) to get away with anything nowadays. The other aspect you can look at is the religious view on it, we all pay someday, whether lawyers help lessen punishment here on earth, we are always being watched by our creator. ;)