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Mugshots Of the Rich & Famous: Celebrity Parents Gone BAD! (Photos)

Hugh Grant's Mug Shot

At some point your children will Google your name. And if your parents happen to be famous, they’ll be even more tempted to do so. In looking at the long list of search results they’ll find photos of their folks on the red carpet, stills from their TV shows and movies and in some cases…mug shots.  Yup, there it will be, forever immortalized on the internet, their mom and/or dads police photo from when they were busted for their crimes from drunk driving, from possessing drugs to various sorts of assault.

How will these famous families face these discoveries? If the arrest happened when the kids are older, it will be hard to ignore. If the kids are younger, the famous mom or dad has time on their side, they can wait until their child is old enough to have it explained to them. Or they may just opt to never bring it up and wait until that dreaded day when they find out about their parents’ sordid past on their own.

What celebrity parents will have to deal with this issue? Check out these 25 mugshots of the rich and famous right here!

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  • Heather Locklear 1 of 24
    Heather Locklear
    Mom Heather Locklear was busted in 2008 for driving under the influence.
  • Richie Sambora 2 of 24
    Richie Sambora
    Earlier in 2008, Heather's ex hubby - and the father of her daughter - was busted for a DUI as well. What a message to send their kid!
  • Nicole Richie 3 of 24
    Nicole Richie
    Nicole Richie was once a wild child. She was busted in 2003 for possession of heroin and driving with a suspended driver's license. And then in 2006, she was arrested for driving under the influence. But she has been arrest free since.
  • Robert Downey Jr. 4 of 24
    Robert Downey Jr.
    This is just one of several mug shots of dad Robert Downey Jr.. When his first child was born, he was still very wild. But now he is clean, sober, and has just welcomed a new baby boy into the world. Hopefully all his bad boy days are behind him.
  • Nicholas Cage 5 of 24
    Nicholas Cage
    Nicholas Cage was arrested in 2011 in New Orleans after a altercation with his wife. He was arrested for the suspicion of domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and public intoxication. And no, he gets no bonus points for having his young son with him while it all went down.
  • Jaime Pressly 6 of 24
    Jaime Pressly
    With a young son at home, Jaime Pressly was arrested in 2011 for suspicion of driving under the influence.
  • T.I. and Tameka Tiny Cottie 7 of 24
    T.I. and Tameka Tiny Cottie
    The couple were bused for drug charges after cocaine and Ecstasy was found in their car. T.I. and Tiny have two sons and Tiny has a daughter from a previous relationship.
  • Kid Rock 8 of 24
    Kid Rock
    Dad Kid Rock was arrested in 2007 at the Waffle House in Georgia for misdemeanor battery charges after getting in a fight.
  • Amy Locane 9 of 24
    Amy Locane
    Former Melrose Place star Amy Locane was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide. She was involved in a fatal DUI crash in New Jersey.
  • Vince Vaughn 10 of 24
    Vince Vaughn
    Back in 2001, Vince Vaughn was arrested in North Carolina for fighting in public.
  • Mel Gibson 11 of 24
    Mel Gibson
    Mel was busted in 2006 for driving under the influence and was also arrested on battery charges in 2011.
  • Kiefer Sutherland 12 of 24
    Kiefer Sutherland
    Kiefer was booked in 2007 for a DUI. He served time at the Glendale City Jail.
  • Vince Neil 13 of 24
    Vince Neil
    Vince Neil has had several run-ins with the law. In 1984 he was cahrged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence (one of occupants of his car - the drummer for Hanoi Rocks was killed in the accident). He was arrested in 2002 for assault. In 2003 he was arrested for assaulting a work at Nevada's infamous Bunny Ranche. In 2004 he was arrested for assault from a fight after a show. He also has two DUIs from 2007 and 2010. And in 2011, he was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. Wow, he's gotten into a whole lot of trouble!
  • 50 Cent 14 of 24
    50 Cent
    50 Cent is now an upstanding citizen (and it's important for him to set a good example for his son). But once he a bad, bad boy. He was arrested in 1994 for selling cocaine. He spent six months in jail. He was also sentenced to two years probation in 2005 after jumping into the audience at a show. He was charged with assault and battery.
  • Rick Springfield 15 of 24
    Rick Springfield
    The one time heartthrob was busted for a DUI in 2011. He had also been arrested for spousal abuse.
  • David Bowie 16 of 24
    David Bowie
    I just wanted to include this one because it's one of the most stylish mug shots ever. David Bowie was arrested back in 1976 for felony pot possession.
  • Big Boi 17 of 24
    Big Boi
    This half of OutKast was arrested for possession of Ecstasy, MDMA powder, Viagra and drug paraphernalia while he was in Miami.
  • Brooke Mueller 18 of 24
    Brooke Mueller
    Back in 1996, Charlie Sheen's ex was arrested for a DUI. Then in 2001 she was busted for cocaine possession. And then in December Brooke Mueller was arrested for assault and drug possession.
  • Charlie Sheen 19 of 24
    Charlie Sheen
    In 2009, Charlie was arrested for assaulting his wife Brooke Mueller. And the police came to the Plaza Hotel after he trashed his hotel room. Between him and Brooke, they certainly aren't the model parents for their twins.
  • Terrence Howard 20 of 24
    Terrence Howard
    In 2001, Terrence Howard was arrested for terrorizing his then wife. He was charged with suspicion of simple assault, making terrorist threats, harassment and stalking, and disorderly conduct.
  • Vanilla Ice 21 of 24
    Vanilla Ice
    In 2008, Vanilla Ice aka Robert Van Winkle was arrested for domestic battery after he pushed his wife after she bought new bedroom furniture without his consent.
  • Josh Brolin 22 of 24
    Josh Brolin
    In 2008, while away on location, he was arrested for interfering with the police when they were trying to arrest his friend for drunk and disorderly conduct.
  • Woody Harrelson 23 of 24
    Woody Harrelson
    Back in 1982, Woody was arrested for disorderly conduct for - get this - dancing in the middle of the street. He was also charged with resisting arrest and assault (after he hit one of the officers). He was also arrested in 1996 for trying to plant hemp seeds as part of a political message, in 2002 after an incident in a taxi and in 2008 he was charged for allegedly assaulting a TMZ photographer (the charges were later dropped).
  • Ryan and Redmond O’Neal 24 of 24
    Ryan and Redmond O'Neal
    Then there are the times when a parent and their child are arrested together. Ryan and son Redmond were arrested after methamphetamine was found at their home.
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Photos Via Smoking Gun and E!

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