Double standards are also based on monetary wealth and social position. It isn't just a matter of being able to afford a better lawyer. It goes to the very heart of our society. If you're a celebrity and you drive drunk and crash your car, you'll probably get off with a warning. If you happen to be in the lower social strata, you'll more likely lose your licence - even go to gaol. That's the way it is, unfortunately. Was probably just the same in Ancient Greece, and even Ancient Egyptian times. Influence and power, the " I'm better than you" syndrome, is the cause.