Athletes and Entertainers

These people always seem to have some kind of special power over the criminal justice system – you hardly ever hear them getting into trouble. And if you do, their crimes disappear, or they are exonerated. Cynics would attribute this to their power and money, ensuring the best possible defense team. Some of the more sensational crimes stick in our memory – the OJ Simpson trial, Lindsay Lohan’s endless problems with substance abuse, and even petty crimes like Winona Ryder’s shoplifting. However, most of the time the crimes are much less dramatic when they affect athletes and entertainers. Nevertheless, a strong legal defense firm should be sought out, in addition to a good public relations team to control how the media portrays the criminal behavior.