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Celebrity Crime and Show Business Meltdowns in Los Angeles Almost Done for 2008

2008 is almost over and the star studded, celebrity crimes including Los Angeles DUIs, Southern California drug possessions, and other movie star crimes is in its final countdown for the year end.

In Los Angeles, celebrities not only entertain us in the movies, on TV and in theaters, but also on the nightly news. Just as there is a countdown to the top music hits and movies for the year, so do we countdown the top celebrity crimes and sex scandals.

A brief summary of those crimes are as follows:

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan have been the top eye catchers this year. Jail time, rehab time, and parenting counseling have led all stars to the front line of the blogging circuit. All have found themselves in the Los Angeles DUI headines being represented by top notch Los Angeles and Southern California DUI criminal defense attorneys.

Amy Winehouse may have won 5 Grammys this year, but she will always be remembered for her drug induced behavior including smoking crack cocaine and becoming thinner then anyone could possibly believe. Once again she attempted to find her way to rehab only to try, try again.

Actor David Duchovny made the news this year for his sex scandal followed by a confession that he was entering rehab to avoid falling into a hole of sex addiction. While Los Angeles sex crimes are waning in the last year, celebrity sex scandals are hitting an all time high. The role that Duchovny plays in his Emmy nominated role as sex-obsessed writer Hank Moody in Showtime’s Californication, is eerily similar to his real life confessions. Oddly enough, he will be back again this year playing the same role on screen he is trying to vex from his system in his personal life.

Madonna did not escape the year of controversy when she was rumored to have a sex affair with the Yankee star Alex Rodriquez. This might not have seemed to be such a wild story but it was soon followed up by behind the scene statements that she and her husband of many years, Guy Richie, were breaking up.

Anne Hathaway’s significant other, Raffaello Follieri was charged with 11 counts of fraud and money laundering for using his connections to stars and other celebrities to invest in real estate that never existed. The type of fraud is still rampant especially for the Los Angeles white collar crimes that always seem to capture national attention. In recent years, both celebrities and non celebrities have been contacting a Los Angeles white collar crimes attorney to consult on these types of charges.

Bar fights and violent crimes also were not uncommon for the Hollywood elite. Josh Brolin, of the Los Angeles Brolins, used the face of a man as a punching bag resulting in this Southern Californian star facing assault charges.

Wealthy rapper Kayne West was arrested in Los Angeles for a violent crime. Only months later he was arrested again in London after another scuffle with a photographer. Crimes against paparazzi have been on the increase throughout Southern California.

All in all this year has been eye catching in terms of news on the celebrity front. Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys have been gaining in popularity and have been moving into the inner circle of stars who keep their best Los Angeles and Southern California counsel close.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles or you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Southern California, Or if you have been charges with a violent crime in Los Angeles or Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.

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