Do celebrities receive special treatment when it comes to the law?
According to Lindsay Lohan or Martha Stewart they certainly don’t!
Lindsay Lohan faces 90 days in jail and another 90 in rehab after violating her probation from a series of incidents in 2007. After turning herself in to face charges of driving under the influence in 2007, Lohan was arrested and charged with drunken driving, driving on a suspended license, and cocaine possession.
Nicole Richie pleaded guilty in 2007 for driving under the influence of drugs and was sentenced to four days in jail and ordered to pay a fine. Following the ordeal, Richie declared she was ready to make a turnaround for her baby’s sake. Now a mother of two with husband Joel Madden, Richie is living the truly simple (and domestic) life.
She cooks, she gardens, and she goes to jail. Martha Stewart, who spent five months in the big house, was released on March 4, 2005, to serve an additional five months of house arrest after her 2004 conviction on insider trading charges. Her jail time, obviously, was not a good thing.
T.I. was sentenced to a year and a day in jail on federal weapons charges in 2008. The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr, was arrested in 2007 after attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers from undercover agents.
After violating the terms of her probation for a DUI case in January of 2007, Paris Hilton was sentenced to 45 days of the real simple life: jail. Though her lawyers initially appealed the decision, Hilton dropped the appeal and served 23 days of the original sentence.