Apart from fame, celebrities are not at all different from regular people who can be compelled to commit terrible crimes such as drug possession and even murder. It is worth noting that not all of these stars have been convicted, an important distinction to make. If you’ve been convicted of a crime that you didn’t commit, then you should contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Yet, even the stars who are adored by millions of people around the world have a dark side and following are few of the celebrities involved in the most horrifying crimes you might find hard to believe:
16. Charlie Sheen
What better way to start off the list of celebrities that committed crimes by none other than Hollywood’s baddest bad boy? Because of his personal life problems including three failed marriages, professionally difficult to negotiate, frequent alcohol consumption and drug abuse, it is no surprise that Charlie Sheen has broken several laws.
His engagement with actress Kelly Preston ended when Sheen accidentally shot her on the arm. Not only that, the actor has faced arrests and courts due to excessive liquor, third-degree assault, criminal mischief and property damage.
15. Fred Durst
As the voice of the most controversial Nu metal band in United States of America, rapper Fred Durst is no stranger to creating a ruckus, inciting riots and making outrageous claims to gain attention.
In 2007, fate had a lot of miserable days in stored for the Limp Bizkit’s lead vocalist as Durst had to face court and pleaded “no contest” to several horrible crimes that included assault with a deadly weapon, death threats, battery and reckless driving.
14. Tupac Shakur
Despite many of his songs depicted violence, alcohol and adultery, Tupac Shakur is still remembered as the most influential rappers of all time. As far as being a rapper was concerned, Tupac was an embodiment of a pure gangster and glorified thug life throughout his career.
Three years before his untimely death by a drive-by shooting in 1996, Tupac pleaded guilty to assaulting a man with a baseball bat and served 30 days in jail afterwards. The rapper was also convicted of sexual battery the same year as the victim claimed that she was raped by Tupac and his gang but he insisted that the intercourse was purely consensual.
13. Danny Trejo
Mirroring his ruthless and hyper masculine villains in almost every movie he has performed in, Danny Trejo was involved in several horrific crimes during his tender age of twenties.
Believe it or not, armed robbery, burglary, assault and drug possession are just a few of the many crimes the actor has been accused of.
12. Snoop Dogg
Born Calvin Cordocar Broadus Jr. but known as Snoop Dogg to the entire world, the rapper is one of the most well-known artists of his time but that does not excuse him from the terrible crimes he committed throughout his life.
On five separate occasions, Snoop Dogg has been charged with illegal drug possession. Snoop Dogg is well known to be a marijuana user being one of many people who can use marijuana for medical purposes and with Marijuana becoming a booming industry within the United States and Canada he would have no issues with getting dispensary supplies, but that doesn’t mean that Snopp hasn’t been in trobule before with other things. In 2006, the rapper was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm but the biggest shock is the time when he was accused of murder in 1993 but was acquitted in 1996.
11. Chuck Berry
With incredible guitar showmanship and introducing a touch of blues in rock and roll, Chuck Berry established himself as a rock star before it was cool. Prior to his career as a musician, Berry was arrested for armed robbery while being a high school student and served three years in prison.
The rock star had a second run-in with the law when he allegedly had sex with a 14-year old waitress who he illegally transported over state lines. Due to serving one and a half years for his crimes, Berry’s popularity greatly declined.
10. Lane Garrison
Certainly not a surprise if one of the stars from acclaimed crime thriller show Prison Break became involved in unlawful conducts. Best known for the role of David “Tweener” Apolskis in the show, Lane Garrison was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
The actor sold alcohol to a minor and killed the passenger of his car after he drove with cocaine in his system with a blood alcohol level of 0.20. Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence but due to good behavior, the actor was released after almost two years.