She hit a parked car..then left w/o telling the owner!

@ersmommy1 (12598)
United States
October 8, 2008 2:50pm CST
Come on what did she think was going to happen? Attorney for Britney Spears has rejected a plea offer that would have placed her on a year's probation and forced her to pay a $150 fine in her misdemeanor driver's license case. Spears would consider an offer that reduces the charge to an infraction and requires her to pay a $10 fine. Her lawyer says she is being unfairly targeted because she is a celeb. After reading this, I think what she wants is SPECIAL treatment because she is a celebrity. If you or I did this we'd get probation and the larger fine right?! WHAT DO YOU THINK??
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• United States
10 Oct 08
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ([i]Attorney for Britney Spears has rejected a plea offer that would have placed her on a year's probation and forced her to pay a $150 fine in her misdemeanor driver's license case. ... WHAT DO YOU THINK??[/i]) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, I think she's a spoiled nut-case, but I guess that's neither here nor there at the moment. Assuming, if we can, that she's reasonably sane and capable of making her own plea (perhaps not a wise assumption) I think she is hoping to get a special light sentence. I think, fleeing the scene of an accident would normally be expected to have a higher penalty than a $150.00 fine and misdemeanor. Leaving the scene of an accident should not be encouraged. The penalties for leaving the scene of an accident (even hitting a parked car) should be stiff enough to deter the normal human proclivity towards skipping out on the consequences of their actions. In this case, the money is such a trivial thing that it is disgusting that she's even talking about a $10 fine. She could pay a $100,000 fine without really feeling a need to change her behavior. Conclusion: I would like to see the judges hold a firm and fair line for celebs. In this case, if Brittney Spears rejects a plea deal then she should face the normal consequences and that be done. No further pleas should be offered.
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
9 Oct 08
A while back, I was going to the hospital and hit a car in the parking lot. My 9 year old daughter was with me, as we were visiting her grandmother. I thought, what if this happened to me, what would I want the person to do. I also thought, my daughter is right here, and what kind of example do I want to set for her. Which made what I did next easy. I pulled out my cell phone, and called my insurance company and told them what happened and how I was at fault. I wrote down, my insurance information on a piece of paper and left it under their wind shield wiper. I also was able to leave a claim number for them. I waited for thirty minutes, because I felt bad, just leaving a note of apology and my insurance information and not personally apoligizing for it. What I learned that day, is that no matter what other people do, it is up to us as parents to show our children how to do the right thing. I was able to go online and check the status of the claim, and know the people got their car fixed. And though I am sure it was a hassle to have to deal with, the people's car I hit, called my insurance and asked them to contact me and Thank me, for doing the right thing and leaving my insurance information so they were not stuck having to get the damages fixed themselves. Its easy to the do the right thing, when you think of children seeing you do the wrong thing. I guess it also go to show, we as parents have to stay on top what our children are exposed to. I have to agree with you, that Brittney Spears needs to suffer the same as someone who is not famous. Besides what kind of example is she setting for her boys?
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@RDugas (247)
• United States
9 Oct 08
Ill tell you exactly what she was thinking! The only thought in her mind was, oh well....I have lots of money, IF they catch me, I can use my celebrity status to get out of it or get a lesser charge. It makes me sick to see what celebrities get away with these days when, if, it was one of us "regular people" we be thrown UNDER the jail!
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
9 Oct 08
that is really so irresponsible of her and she is setting a very bad example to us as a celebrity... i hope she will get the same treatment like us normal citizen... law should be equal for everbody regardless whether the person is a president, celebrity, rich, poor, etc... there should be no special treatment at all... take care and have a nice day...
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
9 Oct 08
Ohhh of course her lawyer would say that and fight for unfairness. I'm not sure what is worse... her being careless and hitting the vehical or the lawyer. I think you're right though. She should not have it any easier if it were you or I doing such a thing. Have a great night
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@Hatley (164347)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Oct 08
ersmommy1 hi she is the pitts, any of the rest of us would be hit withe a huge fine, she wants special treatment the whole movie star la de da thing. I think she should get a humongous fine and at least 400 hoursof community service shelving books and other mediain our public library. she would learn how the law treats ordinary people who bash into someones car nd drives off without telling the driver. Maybe her little tootsies might be'screaming after a day shelving books, tough nougies kid.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I think she just tries to get by with whatever she can. she has the money to get out of all of these things too. she is no better than anyone else though. She should get treated just like the normal person would.
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• United States
8 Oct 08
Sigh... She wants to use her status as a celebrity to get off easy. I'm sorry, but she should be made to pay the full cost of the fines and have the probation and do community service. No celebrity should get special treatment in any kind of law case.
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I heard a lot of people do that, and it's not right. If she gets caught, she should get the same treatment of everyone else. I know she has it rough these days, but it's not as though everyone who has trouble keeping their sanity gets special treatment.
@katsmeow1213 (29041)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Well it's not like she can't afford the fine. I mean that's chump change to her. And a year's probation? Not a huge deal to anyone. Yeah, she does expect special treatment. She's a spoiled rotten brat and someone needs to put her in her place once and for all. I'm sick of celebs thinking they can get away with whatever they want, it's ridiculous.
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@okwusman1 (2249)
• Abuja, Nigeria
8 Oct 08
It is true but celebs should not have preferential treatment, in my country everybody is equal before the law, i believe she should be purnish as a deterent to most of these reckless driver and hit and run ones. Though, her lawyer may plead for lineancy and for the Judge to tender justice with mercy which could be accepted.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
8 Oct 08
You are right, she wants special treatment. I think she needs about 300 hours of community service - doing work - like cleaning roads or working in a soup kitchen. $150 to her is nothing and I think it is the probation that bothers her, cause you know she will screw up again.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
29 Mar 09
You are totally correct...I feel that at most times they get a slap on the wrist while we would get fined and jail time most times..Look she was caught driving with her kid in her arms..only thing she got was ridiculed...so not fair..My dad got fined $75 just because the cop thought my little sisters seatbelt was to loose..in his way of thinking it should be very snug..but my little sister doesn't like tight things on her stomach so she had it so she was able to get her hand in the belt..only her hand..I feel celebs get away with just to much..
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I know that one thing is that she was off of her medications and was spiraling out of control at the time she hit this parked car. We forget that. But, just because she is a celebrity that should not excuse her from being responsible for her actions. The only thing that should excuse her would be her mental state at the time that this incident occurred. But, she should also have to pay the same penalty any other person would have to if they were under the same circumstances. They should not try to make an example of her either. Just treat her fairly as any other citizen. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
• United States
9 Oct 08
Yep! Stinks of special treatment. She doesn't want to pay cause that would be like admitting she was at fault. And if she were, then why not take the punishment like a man. Wouldn't a non-celeb get jail time for the same offense?
• India
9 Oct 08
this happens most of the time the law seems to be different for common people like us and the so called celebrity like them i guess they are not humans like us, may be something different what do you say???
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
9 Oct 08
This is ridiculous. Celebrities do often feel they should get special treatment. She has more than enough money to pay the fine. I hope part of the agreement was to pay for the damage to the car as well. Or will the owner be stuck with that?
@chaska (170)
• United States
9 Oct 08
If that happened to one of us it would have definitely been worse consequences. I think that the law should be fair and be the same for everyone. Celebs do get away with things more often.
• United States
9 Oct 08
I think that celeb get to much special treatment, instead of paying $10, or $150 she should be paying $1500. Hasn't any smart person come up with an idea that instead of paying a set fine, we should pay a precentage per fine of our last years taxes, so that the $150 that for someone is so hard to get will be $150,000 for a celebrity because she makes more.
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
8 Oct 08
It sounds to me like she is already getting special treatment. Any other person who is not a celebrity would have stiffer penalties for leaving the scene of an accident.