When people commit a crime and or felony you expect them to get the proper punishment put against them. However, when a celebrity commits such act they often times end up getting little to nothing. For example, Snoop Dogg, an American rapper born in Long Beach California, who was arrested in connection with the death of Philip Woldemariam after his bodyguard Mckinley Lee shot and killed the man back in 1993. Snoop and his bodyguard were charged with murder as Snoop was operating the vehicle that the two where in while the shooting took place. Lee was later acquitted on grounds of self defense but Snoop Dogg remained in the legal battles around the case for 3 years. Eventually he would also be acquitted on grounds of self defense and end up getting away with the Murder. This is one of many cases that would lead to minimal punishment, but the question still remains, HOW? Well there is many key factors involving between an ordinary living being in the United States to a successful highly followed celebrity. For instance, the median household income in the U.S. at the time of this event was $51,000, according to Statista.com. Compared to a celebrity who can make up to Millions in a year alone, a number many would never get to. Due to the high income that a celebrity can make they have a better opportunity of getting away with cases by being able to have the opportunity of hiring top notch lawyers that can help them to winning a case or slimming down punishments. While those who only make $50 grand they don’t have that same opportunity that celebrities of hiring the best of the best lawyers. For example, lawyers that charge at an hourly rate usually charge around $100-$200 around rural areas or small towns, $200-$400 in large cities, and $500-1,000 for specialized lawyers on specific laws according to, Upcounsel.com. For those who make millions in 1 year if might seem to them as no problem to pay for what it takes to acquire one of these lawyers.