Celebrity DUI arrest is already a part of American culture.
In today's generation, people not only get famous for talent and looks, but they can also get notoriety by committing stupid acts in public view.
Take Lindsay Lohan for example.
She has not made anything significant lately to warrant our attention but she's been grabbing the headlines for months now.
That is all because of her 2nd DUI conviction that landed her in jail after she failed to complete her DUI classes and to attend her hearing with her judge.
Now she is going straight to rehab after spending 14 days in jail.
Then there is Mel Gibson.
Sure, his last DUI arrest was in 2006, but his anti-Semitic tirades during his arrest now defines him more than the great movies he has done throughout the years.
It is just hard to believe that the man who created "Braveheart" would be the same guy that would say that the "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
I guess, we Americans revel in the fact that even if these guys are famous, they are not immune to stupid judgments once they are drunk.
In a way they are just like us, which they aren't.
You can laugh all you want at them while you fail to notice that they received the least amount of penalties for their DUI arrests.
If you were in the same situation, are you confident that you will not receive more penalties?
Of course not.
You are just an ordinary person and if you are convicted of DUI more than once, you can expect jail time that is longer than what Lindsay Lohan served.
So is there nothing you can do if you get busted for DUI?
Well celebrities do not escape DUI penalties just because they are celebrities.
They escaped heavy penalties because they had access to the best attorneys that can advocate in their behalf.
So do not fret, there are a lot of DUI attorneys in California that is willing to take your case if you are arrested for DUI.
However, this does not mean that you have a license to drive while drunk.
Celebrity or not, if you get involved in a car accident that resulted in injury, your DUI arrest can become a felony charge.
In addition, if the car accident resulted in death, a vehicular manslaughter charge can be added as well.
That is at least 2 felony charges against you.
If that is the case, even the best attorneys will be hard pressed to keep you out of jail.