Celebrities break the law too, and because they are as human as everyone else, they get punished for it. Some had to serve short term, while others were in prison for longer periods of time. Many other lucky celebrities only had to do community service for a certain number of hours. However, they were punished for going against the law. No one should break the law, because it is made for our own good.
Here is a list of celebrities who went to prison for one offence or the other.
AMANDA BYNES – She was jailed for a day after she was arrested by her car, which she was driving when she was high. It is against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol. So, no one should do it.
TIM ALLEN – In 1978, Tim was caught with other drug dealers and it became revealed that he had been into drugs trafficking for a while. He had to be charged despite his fame. So he served a two years and four months term in the prison.
LAURYN HILL – Our adorable singer has also been put behind bars once. Hopefully, she learnt her lesson. Lots of celebrities fail to pay tax, and this gets them in trouble with the government. For Lauryn, she served three months in 2013 and has been clean since.
TERESA GIUDICE – The actress who was popular for her role in Desperate Housewives, was caught up in a thicket of her own clothing when she decided to go into tax frauds. She was jailed and she served eleven months in prison.
WESLEY SNIPES – The famous hero in Blade was also jailed for evading tax in 2009. He served a term of two whole years as a result.
LIL KIM – In 2005, Lil Kim tried not to snitch on his friend in court by lying that his friend was not involved in a shooting. However, the court had proof and he was jailed for lying. He served a year to pay for that lie.
PAUL MCCARTNEY – The Beatles star, was caught in 1980 with marijuana, and he was jailed for the possession of it. He served a ten day jail term.
FAT JOE – Like lots of other celebrities, Fat Joe also evaded tax. Like most of the other celebrities too, he got jailed for it. He spent three months in prison.
PARIS HILTON – After a court case, Paris Hilton was ordered to enrol and attend a rehab program, but she refused. Hence, she served a jail term of three days and went back to rehab.
LIL WAYNE – While he was on a tour, Lil Wayne’s tour bus was searched, and the authorities found illegal weapons and marijuana in his possession. He had to be prosecuted. So, he served a eight months jail term.
50 CENT – Still a hustler in the hoods, 50 Cent was jailed for the possession of marijuana, cocaine and a gun. He was jailed for six months as a result.
Celebrities are humans too and the fact that they did something does not make it right. If you should emulate celebrities, emulate the good things they do