Truth sets Paris Hilton free

    Paris Hilton pleaded guilty in court on Monday to cocaine possession and obstructing an officer. She received one year of probation, a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service. “I was in possession as well as tell an officer that the bag wasn’t my purse,” she told the judge.

    The judge explained that a violation of the probation would result to a jail sentence of one year. “Any new arrests terminate your criminal probation and you will serve a one year sentence. The purpose of this is to change your conduct. I’m going to warn you, Ms. Hilton. You’ve now been sentenced to one-year in the Clark County Detention Center. The Clark County Detention Center is not the Waldorf Astoria. Take this seriously, Ms. Hilton,” he said. Paris promised to stay trouble free.

    The prosecutor was also satisfied: “Under the circumstances of the case, this is a fair resolution. Our main concern is that Ms. Hilton stay out of trouble over the next year.”

    Why did she lie in the first place? According to People Magazine, “at the moment it all came down, she was scared. But since then, she’s had time to think about her actions, and she’s taking this really seriously.”

    TMZ also reported that she’s “taking this whole ordeal as a wake up call” to “finally grow up and become a responsible adult.” She reportedly said that she’s “over being a party girl.”

    If all goes well, as it should, she won’t have to attend her next scheduled court appearance set for September 20, 2011.

    Posted: September 20th, 2010
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    Video: Paris Hilton answers the judge’s questions in court

    Posted: September 20th, 2010
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    Prosecutor not an opportunist after all

    Reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Paris Hilton isn’t the only winner in the aftermath of her misdemeanor guilty plea.

    David Chesnoff cemented his reputation as defense lawyer to the stars by engineering a deal that steered the wealthy socialite away from a felony drug conviction.

    And District Attorney David Roger once again handled a high-profile criminal case with professionalism.

    In an election year, Roger easily could have thrust himself into the limelight at Hilton’s expense, but he didn’t.

    Roger chose not to prosecute the case himself and didn’t even show up in court when Hilton entered her plea. He also stayed clear of the throng of reporters afterward.

    In the end, the deal was fashioned so that Hilton will wind up at the Clark County Detention Center if she messes up while on probation.

    Posted: September 20th, 2010
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    World Paris: Week 8 (Finale)

    1. Paris Hilton interviewed by Serbian media (2010)

    2. Paris Hilton interviewed at Rio Carnival, Brazil (2010)

    3. Closing of World Paris

    Posted: September 19th, 2010
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    Veteran attorney: Paris Hilton being treated harsher

    Reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal / Edited by PHS

    Hilton’s deal came as a surprise to a veteran criminal defense attorney who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

    “My first impression was that she was being treated harsher because she was a celebrity,” said the source.

    “Normally in a case like this involving a small amount of cocaine, you get 40 hours of community service and maybe six months suspended sentence,” he added.

    “Because she’s high-profile, what better way to send a message to celebrities who get in trouble in Las Vegas?”

    It probably didn’t help Hilton’s cause that [Clark County District Attorney David] Roger is up for re-election, the source added. “Politically it would been perceived that she was walking away or getting a slap on the wrist.”

    Posted: September 19th, 2010
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    Paris Hilton will plead guilty, but avoid jail time

    Reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Ms. Hilton understands the seriousness of the situation and appreciates the chance she is being given. She has to stay out of trouble.” – Paris Hilton’s lawyer, David Chesnoff

    Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanors in her pending drug possession case, netting her a year of probation but no jail time.

    Hilton is scheduled to formally plead guilty Monday to misdemeanor drug possession and misdemeanor obstructing an officer before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure.

    The 29-year-old was arrested late on Aug. 27 on one felony count of cocaine possession after she opened a Chanel flap bag to get some lip balm and a small plastic bag of cocaine fell out, landing in the palm of a Las Vegas police lieutenant.

    The original felony charge would not have resulted in any jail time. By statute a conviction for felony cocaine possession requires mandatory probation.

    According to the plea agreement obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, two consecutive six-month sentences in the Clark County Detention Center will be suspended and Hilton will be placed on year long probation.

    If Hilton is arrested during her probation, she will have to serve a full year in jail, according to the plea deal.

    “Defendant shall stay out of trouble. Defendant agrees that an arrest for any charge, excluding minor traffic violations for which a citation is issued, shall result in the immediate termination of her probation and the execution of the suspended sentences,” the plea deal states. A minor traffic violation is anything other than a reckless driving or driving under the influence charge.

    Hilton must also successfully complete a substance abuse program, pay a $2,000 fine and perform 200 hours of community service, according to the plea deal. The nature and location of the community service will be determined later.

    Clark County District Attorney David Roger said, “We fashioned a resolution which would give us complete control over her future. If she does not toe the line and stay out of trouble she will do one year in the Clark County Detention Center.”

    Most other defendants would not have a year of jail hanging over their heads for being arrested, Roger said. Normally a conviction would be necessary.

    “There are very strict limits on her future conduct. We will not have to litigate whether she was convicted of the charge or whether the charge was a major or minor offense,” Roger said.

    Roger said prison time was not an option because of the limitations on the charge by statute, and that Hilton won’t get special treatment. She will have to walk through the front doors of the courthouse “just like any other criminal defendant,” he said.

    David Chesnoff, the attorney representing the hotel heiress, could not be reached for comment Friday.

    According to an amended criminal complaint, the obstructing charge was added because Hilton lied to police when she said the Chanel bag wasn’t hers. Hilton told police the purse and the cocaine belonged to someone else, though other things in it — $1,300 cash, credit cards, cigarette rolling papers and a prescription pill to treat asthma — belonged to her. Hilton said she thought the cocaine was gum, according to her arrest report.

    “In truth, the Defendant purchased the Chanel handbag months earlier,” the complaint states.

    The Chanel handbag was featured in numerous tabloid photos the night of the event, and it was soon discovered that Hilton had on July 15 posted a photo of the bag on her Twitter account, saying, “Love my new Chanel purse I got today : ).”

    Posted: September 18th, 2010
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    Paris Hilton gets ready to embark on a tour of Asia and launch a new PH store in Indonesia

    Press Release

    Fashion Icon, designer and businesswoman Paris Hilton is embarking on a tour of Asia this week to visit a few of her 7 Asian Paris Hilton stores and unveil her 2010 Fall/Winter collection which includes handbags, watches and her new fragrance ‘Tease’. During the business trip Paris Hilton will hold fashion shows and press conferences in three cities – Tokyo, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur – and her busy schedule will lead her to make visits to her existing stores in Malaysia and to the official Grand Opening of her latest store in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    On her business trip Paris Hilton will meet with fans and hold business meetings to support her popular fashion lines which have already been retailing in Asia for more than 3 years. Paris’ ever-growing number of followers in Asia was very important to her when choosing the perfect place to unveil her Fall/Winter designs. Paris will visit her stores to meet local fans, sign autographs and hold fashion shows to present her latest collection.

    The huge popularity of Paris Hilton’s brand in Asia is what also sparked the decision to open a new store in Jakarta, Indonesia. With this latest addition to the growing chain of Paris Hilton Retail Stores, the Paris Hilton Retail Store Concept – called “join me on the catwalk” – is now available in 28 locations around the world. So no matter which continent you’re on – whether you live in Dubai, Sao Paolo, Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City or St. Tropez, you can easily find your favorite Paris Hilton fashion accessories nearby.

    The sleek and sexy, yet functional pieces created for Fall Winter 2010 are an expression of Paris’ favorite styles and are specially created for young, stylish and successful women.The latest collection is a perfect ensemble of glamour and easy chic, her new handbags are all made from fine materials such as leathers and jacquards embellished with delicate, beautiful hardware and embroidery. The eye-catching collection will be available in over 2.500 locations around the globe.

    Prevented from meeting Paris in Asia this September? No need to worry. You can follow the designer’s steps through the exclusive Paris Hilton social media platforms, specifically created to provide exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and comments throughout the trip.

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    Posted: September 18th, 2010
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