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Actor Mark Wahlberg has petitioned the state of Massachusetts to be pardoned for crimes he committed when he was 16.

Wahlberg was arrested in 1988 for attacking two Vietnamese men while trying to steal beer, reports The Associated Press. As a result of the attack, which left one man partially blinded, Wahlberg was convicted on a number of different criminal charges, including assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and criminal contempt. Wahlberg subsequently served 45 days in jail.

Wahlberg, now 43, is looking to wipe the slate clean with a pardon. What does a pardon actually do and what does Wahlberg need to prove in order to get one?

R&B singer The Weeknd was arrested over the weekend after allegedly punching a police officer in the head.

The incident occurred early Saturday in Las Vegas, reports E! Online. The Weeknd -- whose real name is Abel Tesfaye -- was reportedly involved in a fight involving a large group of people inside the Cromwell Hotel. When an officer attempting to break up the fight dragged The Weeknd into an elevator, he allegedly punched the officer in the head with a closed fist. As a result, The Weeknd found himself in slightly less hospitable accommodations: the Clark County Detention Center.

What charges is The Weeknd now facing following his arrest?

Celebrities: They're just like us! They break the law, they sue each other!

By virtue of their excessive wealth and often even more excessive lifestyles, celebrities rarely fail to generate interesting legal headlines. Likewise the entertainment industry as a whole: There's almost never a shortage of lawsuits, legal intrigue, or brewing scandal when movies, music, and television are involved.

So what were 2014's hottest celeb-related legal stories? Here are this year's 10 most popular stories from FindLaw's Celebrity Justice blog:

As creator of reality television series "The Bachelor" and producer of horror movie "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," Mike Fleiss has a pretty solid track record.

Lately, however, Fleiss has apparently been focusing his efforts on a more personal project. Fleiss was charged with disturbing the peace this week after being involved in an ongoing dispute with his neighbors, reports TMZ. In true Hollywood style, Fleiss' neighbors are also celebrities: former "Baywatch" actor David Charvet and his wife Brooke Burke-Charvet, former host of "Dancing With the Stars."

What is Fleiss accused of doing to wreak havoc in his neighborhood?

Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary Australian rock band AC/DC, has been charged with attempting to "procure murder" in New Zealand.

Rudd was the drummer on many of the iconic rock band's biggest hits, including the somewhat fitting "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." Details regarding Rudd's own alleged dirty deeds have yet to be revealed. But BBC News reports that Rudd is accused of plotting to hire a hit man to kill two men.

What does it mean to "procure murder" in New Zealand, and how does the alleged crime compare to U.S. law?

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested this week in connection with an alleged theft of a photographer's camera in Beverly Hills earlier this year.

Knight was arrested in Las Vegas and Williams was arrested while appearing in a California court for a prior assault charge, reports the Los Angeles Times. Both were charged with a single count of second degree robbery, a felony.

What are the pair accused of doing, and why could Knight be facing substantially harsher penalties than Williams if the pair are convicted?

Troubled actress Amanda Bynes is facing fresh DUI charges after running a red light in front of a California Highway Patrol officer this weekend.

The actress was driving alone in her 2013 Mercedes SUV at 3:30 AM Sunday morning when she allegedly ran the red light and stopped in the middle of the intersection, reports the New York Daily News. A CHP officer who observed the incident conducted a series of field sobriety tests on Bynes.

Spoiler alert: She didn't pass.

Grammy-winning country singer Lynn Anderson was arrested Friday in Nashville and charged with DUI following an early morning crash.

Police say that Anderson, who won a Grammy in 1970 for the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication before the crash, reports Nashville's WSMV-TV.

Unfortunately for Anderson, this isn't her first time facing DUI charges.

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy was arrested on weapons charges two days after a shooting backstage at a California stop of his tour with Wiz Khalifa left one man dead.

Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Wayne Jenkins, was one of six men arrested at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine on Sunday when police, while executing a search warrant, found assault weapons backstage, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

To be clear, "We haven't made any arrests for the homicide," a police spokesman told the newspaper.

Actor and comedian Chris Kattan was sentenced to three years probation, a $500 fine, restitution, and drug and alcohol classes after being convicted of driving under the influence.

The actor, best known for his stint on "Saturday Night Live," was involved in a crash earlier this year on a Los Angeles freeway when his Mercedes Benz collided with a parked vehicle, reports TMZ. At the time, Kattan was taking the prescription sleep drug Ambien.

How do prescription drug DUI charges work?