No one is above the law, however rich or popular. Various celebrities have found themselves in great trouble with the authorities mostly for drunk driving among other charges. Below are various celebrities who have had criminal records over the years.
Bill Gates, the owner of Microsoft, found himself in trouble with the cops for lacking a driving license and at the same time driving at a very high speed which could have put him at risk of a car accident.
After investigations, it was found that Bill Gates was driving under the influence of alcohol, thus he wasn’t even aware of speed limits at the moment.
Bill Gates was taken into custody following charges of drunk driving and over speeding and failure to respect a stop sign. Bill Gates didn’t stay behind bars for long. He bailed himself out and is now a free man who religiously respects the law.
The World Boxing Champion title holder pleaded guilty of sexually assaulting an eighteen-year-old in Washington and was put on a ten years jail sentence but was set free after 2 years for good conduct.
In 1997, Mike Tyson was again at war with the law for biting off his colleague’s ear during a boxing league after getting angry at him for intentionally knocking his head.
This lead to loss of the boxing license because the authorities were not so sure he could continue boxing safely with his hot temper. Mike Tyson was, however, able to defend his boxing license back after a period of thorough investigation.
Television star, famous for featuring on MTV on the show “The Hills” as her brother’s (Spencer Pratt) co-star.
Steffanie Pratt broke the law in 2006, for walking away with designer wear worth thousands of dollars from a shop, under the influence of hard drugs.
In 2009, she was again put behind bars for drink driving on her way from a relative’s birthday party. Stephanie Pratt was released a few hours later after managing to pay a bail fee of $5000.
Well known for being a popular American rapper, artist, and thriving business person. In 1994, 50 Cent was detained for being in possession of illegal narcotics. He was to serve a three to nine years jail sentence but ended up going for only six months.
50 cent decided to quit drugs trafficking to venture into music but his legal issues didn’t end at that. He was arrested for handling illegal weapons outside a nightclub.
In 2005, Lastonia Leviston (Rick Ross’ lover) sued 50 cents for posting an intimate video of her online. The court ordered 50 Cent to pay her $7000.
American actor and comedian, famous for acting Tim “The Tool man” on Home found himself in trouble with the Kalamazoo/ Battle creek’s airport authorities for trafficking 650 grams of cocaine in the early 1970s.
He gave out names of his fellow drug traffickers and his jail term was shortened. In 1997, he was arrested for driving under influence of alcohol and taken to a rehab center following a court order.