Paris Hilton threw $2,000 into the Clark County kitty today while pleading guilty to cocaine possession in front of “sin city” Judge Joe Bonaventure.
The Los Angeles Times reports that The Simple Life celebrity copped a deal with a Las Vegas DA to have her felony charges reduced to 2 misdemeanors, 200 hours of community service, and 1 year probation.
Judge Bonavanture said, “You have now been sentenced to 1 year in Clark County Detention Center. I can assure you it’s not the Waldorf Astoria.”
Despite receiving 1 year of probation, there is no scheduled drug testing or check-in of any kind. In fact, they do not intend to monitor her in any way except for her hours providing community service.
Even if the 29-year old is again caught with drugs, it is doubful any significant action will be taken.
Powerhouse attorneys with court connections, mysterious maladys, expensive appeals, overcrowding, etc. all contribute to a reduced sentence or charges being dropped.
On July 1, 2010, Paris Hilton and friend, Jennifer Rovero, were detained in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for possession of marijuana after attending the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and the Netherlands. Rovero’s guilty plea gave “Paris the heiress” just the “get out of jail free” excuse she needed, and charges against Hilton were dropped.
Just 16 days after her detainment in South Africa, the sex tape starlet was again caught with drugs by police (in Corsica), but the hotel heiress was again allowed to “go on her way” when French officials refused to press charges against her or her VIP travel mates from Malaysia.
In 2007, the socialite was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation in a reckless driving case.
Despite the sentence imposed by Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer for violating her probation — Sheriff Lee Baca freed the star from her private room after only 3 days, citing overcrowding and a mysterious and unspecified medical condition as reasons for her release.
Judge Sauer said, “I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions,” adding, “At no time did I approve the defendant being released from custody to her home.”
Did you know? TV.com reports that while appearing on CNN Larry King Live, Paris told Mr. King that she has “never taken drugs in her life” –a statement that inspired an anonymous cousin of Paris’s to call into the show and report that she has seen Paris “stoned on many occasions.”