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12 Celebs Who Have Faced the Judge

Lindsay Lohan is just one of stars who has faced a judge for various infractions. Here's a list of 12 celebs who have had their day in court.

Stars in Court

Lindsay Lohan

In May of 2010 Lohan was ordered to attended weekly alcohol classes due to her previous arrest for DUI in 2007. On July 6, 2010 she reappeared in court for failure to attend her alcohol classes and she was sentenced to 90 days in jail. On July 20, 2010 Lindsay turned herself in.

Winona Ryder

In 2001, Ryder was arrested for shoplifting a reported $5,500 worth of merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

Chris Brown

Brown was charged with two felonies on March 5, 2009, after hitting his girlfriend Rihanna during a heated argument.

Nicole Richie

Richie was sentenced to three years probation in July 2007 after she pled guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.

Paris Hilton

Hilton violated her probation by driving on a suspended license in May 2007 and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.

Britney Spears

Spears faced a judge in January 2008 to give a deposition in the custody battle for her two boys.

Martha Stewart

Stewart was sentenced to five months in jail after she lied about the selling stock in 2001.

Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr. faced a felony cocaine possession charge and one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested in Palm Springs,CA in 2001 and sentenced to three years probation and continued drug rehabilitation.

Courtney Love

In 2005, Love faced a judge and admitted she was using drugs in violation of her previous probation in 2003. She was ordered to 28 days of treatment. Courtney violated this sentence and was subsequently sentenced to six months in rehab and house arrest.


In 2001, the rapper was sentenced to two years probation, plus court costs and a $2,500 fine stemming from a weapons charge.

Kobe Bryant

In 2003, Bryant was accused of sexual assault charges. He was acquitted.

Nick Hogan

Nick Hogan, son of wrestler Hulk Hogan, went to court after a car accident involving the critical condition of a passenger. He faced the court in 2007 and was sentenced to 8 months in jail.