Why do rich people get better legal treatment?

Sometimes, it’s really not fair.
If you have money, everything goes better for you. Take for example, Paris Hilton. She violated probation on a reckless driving case. If it was any other schmo, you would probably get the full detention with all the rest of the inmates. But not her…. no.
Her sentence got cut in half because of “good behavior”. This consisted of making her latest court date. Don’t you wish you could cut your sentence in half by making a court date (which you’re supposed to do anyways).
Then she gets to stay at a “special needs housing unit” that is for high profile inmates. I doubt that other prisoners get special treatment like this. You know how law is supposed to be objective and the so-called “blind justice” concept? Just throw that entire thought out of your head since it’s pretty obvious that justice gets dazzled by money, and fame.
Via YahooNews
UPDATE (6/7): Paris Hilton apparently is now under house arrest because of a medical condition. The point above is proven even more. I’m personally curious as to what the medical condition is exactly. Tendency to break laws and get away with it? Depression? Addiction to liquor (of which I’m sure she has plenty in the house? Seriously. Martha Stewart at least did her time. This just makes a mockery of the whole justice system in itself.

  • Sue

    They get better treatment because they have better lawyers. Just like why I spend more on great programmers, rather than less-expensive ones. Every industry has “better than” professionals.
    OTOH, celebrities are at risk in general prison population. I think it’s a prudent choice.

  • Sue

    They get better treatment because they have better lawyers. Just like why I spend more on great programmers, rather than less-expensive ones. Every industry has “better than” professionals.
    OTOH, celebrities are at risk in general prison population. I think it’s a prudent choice.

  • Better lawyers doesn’t mean that you can get away with crime more. While the whole “better lawyers” concept is true and real, the point is:
    If 10% of the population commits reckless driving and gets off easy, while the rest of the population commits the same crime and doesn’t? That’s B.S.. To be cited reckless driving means that you potentially endangered lives, no matter who you are.

  • darkmoon

    Better lawyers doesn’t mean that you can get away with crime more. While the whole “better lawyers” concept is true and real, the point is:
    If 10% of the population commits reckless driving and gets off easy, while the rest of the population commits the same crime and doesn’t? That’s B.S.. To be cited reckless driving means that you potentially endangered lives, no matter who you are.

  • Sorry, but wasn’t the original Paris Hilton issue related to a Drunk driving deal?
    What’s funny is that Paris was complaining that a 23-day sentence was “too harsh” a punishment. HAHAHAHAHAHA.
    If you get convicted for endangering lives because you’re and idiot then you should be locked up for a month… that’ll give you a REAL GOOD idea of what it’ll be like if you do it again.

  • Sorry, but wasn’t the original Paris Hilton issue related to a Drunk driving deal?
    What’s funny is that Paris was complaining that a 23-day sentence was “too harsh” a punishment. HAHAHAHAHAHA.
    If you get convicted for endangering lives because you’re and idiot then you should be locked up for a month… that’ll give you a REAL GOOD idea of what it’ll be like if you do it again.