Court Hearing Has Yet To Begin; Paris Has Arrived At Court

    UPDATE: Paris has arrived in court, 18 minutes late. We’ll give you the blow by blow as it happens.

    Paris Hilton has not exactly figured out how to win friends in high places. She’s late for today’s court appearance where a judge could revoke her probation and throw her in the pokey for 45 days.

    The courtroom is filled with prosecutors, defense lawyers, the judge, nine deputies….but no Paris.

    We’re told she’s moments away. EIGHTEEN minutes late and counting. Stay tuned. Could it be another slow-speed chase???

    TMZ

    ParisHiltonSite.net Wishes You Good Luck!

    Posted: May 4th, 2007
    Comments: 2

    Paris Hilton’s Possible Sentencing Draws Massive Crowd

    LA Times: Hearing started at 1:30pm

    Reporters gathered at an obscure traffic courthouse south of downtown L.A. today waiting to find out whether Paris Hilton will be sentenced to jail time for a drunk driving violation last year.

    Construction workers building a parking structure across the street from the courthouse yelled “Jail time!” to the group of more than two dozen TV crews stationed in front of the court. Hilton was not expected to arrive until just before the 1:30 p.m. hearing.

    Some people who had other business at the court were not happy about how the courthouse seemed turned upside down for Hilton’s arrival.

    “Upstairs, they are telling us how we should treat everyone equally with fairness and justice,” said Rocco Jimenez, 21, a juror on another case. “Now, here they are shutting down one whole entrance for one person. It’s ridiculous. This is the way we do the justice system in L.A . There’s no place like it.”

    Her arrest occurred Sept. 7 when LAPD motorcycle officers, who were on patrol about 12:30 a.m., saw Hilton’s Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren moving erratically.

    They pulled the car over near the intersection of Selma and Wilcox avenues and performed several field sobriety tests before handcuffing and arresting Hilton, authorities said.

    So many celebrity photographers swarmed the traffic stop that police had trouble doing their job. The surreal quality of the incident continued at the stationhouse, where reporters and photographers created such a ruckus that the watch commander warned that camera flashbulbs could cause accidents on the street.

    Inside, police did what they do in most cases, administering a Breathalyzer test to Hilton, which showed that her blood-alcohol level was on the wrong side of California’s legal limit of 0.08%.

    Hilton was booked on a misdemeanor charge and released. She ran the press gauntlet with an entourage that included publicist Elliot Mintz and sister Nicky Hilton.

    The city attorney’s office has asked the Superior Court judge to jail Hilton for 45 days because she violated the terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving conviction. They also asked that she stay away from alcohol for 90 days, wear a monitoring device and have her license suspended for an additional four months.

    latimes.com

    Posted: May 4th, 2007
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    Paris Hilton To Give A Press Conference Today

    Unconfirmed Report

    PARIS HILTON will find out later today (04May07) if she’s heading to jail. The heiress is set to appear at a hearing in Los Angeles this afternoon. She’s accused of violating her probation on an alcohol-related reckless driving charge. In February (07), Hilton was pulled over by cops who discovered she was driving with a suspended license. Her publicist, Elliot Mintz, insists neither he nor his client were aware the license had been suspended following her arrest last year (06). Prosecutors have asked a judge to make an example of the socialite and sentence her to 45 days in jail. Hilton has announced she plans to stage a press conference after her day in court this afternoon.

    contactmusic.com

    Posted: May 4th, 2007
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    Sad Paris Hilton Pays Tribute To Her Favourite Singer Blondie

    Paris paid homage to Blondie (either the inspiration or the ripoff for Stars Are Blind) in Hollywood yesterday by sporting this 80s-era Debbie Harry tee. Paris spent what could be her last few days of freedom (her hearing for violation of probation stemming from her 2006 reckless driving conviction takes place this afternoon) by shopping at some of her favorite stores on 3rd street in West Hollywood yesterday. Although if Paris gets the suggested 45 days in the clink, she’s not gonna be needing any new clothes for awhile!

    X17

    TMZ 

    They forgot to mention that Paris looked sad yesturday.

    Posted: May 4th, 2007
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    City Attorney: Hilton, Being Treated The Same As Anyone Else

    Paris Hilton’s life in the fast lane could slow down significantly. The hotel heiress faces a hearing Friday for allegedly violating the terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving conviction. Prosecutors have asked that she be jailed for 45 days.

    Prosecutors also want Hilton to stay away from alcohol for 90 days, wear a monitoring device that will chart whether she complies, and they seek to have her license suspended for an additional four months.

    City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said Hilton is being treated the same as anyone else.

    “Anyone who would have conducted themselves in a way that resulted in this set of facts, we would have made the same recommendation of 45 days in county jail, regardless of whether they were a celebrity or not,” he said Thursday.

    Hilton could face up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

    Hilton, 26, pleaded no contest in January to reckless driving stemming from a Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. Police said she appeared intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. She had a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent, the level at which an adult driver is in violation of the law.

    She was sentenced to 36 months probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

    Two other traffic stops and failure to enroll in a mandated alcohol education program, are what landed the socialite back in court.

    On Jan. 15, Hilton was pulled over by California Highway Patrol. Officers informed her that she was driving on a suspended license and she signed a document acknowledging that she was not to drive, according to papers filed in Superior Court.

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies stopped Hilton on Feb. 27 and charged her with violating her probation. Police said she was pulled over at about 11 p.m. after authorities saw the car speeding with its headlights off.

    Hilton’s spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said at the time Hilton wasn’t aware her license was suspended. A copy of the document Hilton signed on Jan. 15 was found in the car’s glove compartment, court papers say.

    Mintz had no comment Thursday.

    Hilton was also required to enroll in an alcohol education program by Feb. 12. As of April 17, she had not enrolled, prosecutors said.

    Hilton, heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, first gained notoriety for her hard partying as a teen. She attracted worldwide attention when a sex tape she made with a boyfriend was released on the Internet.

    She stars in the reality-TV series, “The Simple Life,” now in its fifth season, with Nicole Richie. She appeared in the 2005 film, “House of Wax” and recently finished filming “The Hottie and the Nottie.” She also is a handbag designer and has a namesake perfume.

    CTV

    A final report will out any time now. Stay tuned.

    Posted: May 4th, 2007
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    Why Paris Hilton Might Have To Serve Jail Time

    How it all began:

    Back in November 2006, Paris was arrested for driving under the influence. This is the source of all problems. This was also her biggest mistake in 2006. It screwed everything, maybe even her tour and album because it was a real bad publicity.

    How she could’ve avoided all of this?

    Hint: If Paris had gone on tour, none of this would be happening.

    Causes of having to serve jail time:

    On January 22, 2007, Paris was given the privilege of serving a probation during 36 months. Believe it or not, she still hadn’t enrolled in this program as of April 17, 2007. She was actually given 22 days to do so.

    The reason why they want her to go to jail for 45 days is because she knew that her licence was suspended and was still driving.

    Last time, I asked for some evidence from her prosecutors, and they have given us. I posted them a few hours ago, but let me just point out the most important ones:

    “The fact that Hilton signed the DMV Form 310 establishes beyond any doubt that she personally received notice both verbally and in writing that her privilege to drive was suspended. Futhermore, Officers Scott and Guerrero did not allow Hilton to drive her vehicle away from the scene of the stop because of the suspension; they instead required Hilton’s passenger to drive the vehicle with Hilton as the passenger. In addition, while performing an inventory search of her vehicule on February 27, 2007, LASD found Hilton’s copy of the January 15, 2007 DMV Form 310 in her vehicle’s glove compartment.

    “May a defendant be convicted of driving with an invalid driver’s license in violation of section 12500 if [s]he did not have actual knowledge that h[er] license was suspended? [Citation].” (Id. at p. 712.) In response, the court “conlude[d] that [s]he may, because section 12500 is a public welfare statute.””

     “Hilton failed to enroll in the SB 1176 program within 21 days of this Court’s January 22, 2007 order, which plainly commanded her to do so.”

    “Not only is there no proof that she enrolled by that date, but it appears from the court’s files that she had not enrolled in the program as of April 17, 2007, more than two months past the February 12, 2007 deadline.”

    Conclusion

    So what does this suggest to you? That she knew her licence was suspended.

    But if she knew, then why the heck did she decide to take the risk? And why hasn’t she enrolled in a probation program?

    I don’t think Paris or her lawyers are stupid enough to forget all of this in one day. She has one of the best lawyers in America and they permitted this to happen? How is that possible? Did we miss something?

    Paris needs to explain herself tomorrow. Trust me though, this whole issue is a lot more complicated than you think, but still, they did warn her.

    I am as confused as you are, but stay tune for tomorrow. And I predict that Paris won’t be going to jail. There’s still hope that they may come up with some sort of deal if possible.

    As for Paris, I still have yet to understand how this girl thinks! At least, she will finally give her side of the story on this issue. Remember that Paris has never said a word about this, and the media didn’t know her licence was suspended until late Feburary 2007 when she was stopped and given a ticket.

    Posted: May 3rd, 2007
    Comments: 2

    City Prosecutors: Paris Hilton Should Be In Jail

    Covering Story

    News about this is being spread triumphantly at the moment. Tomorrow’s the big day. And the judge may decide to impose a different penalty (other than jail). Nothing is for certain.

    Associated Press’ report:

    Paris Hilton should be jailed for 45 days for violating terms of her probation for an alcohol-related reckless driving conviction, city prosecutors say.

    In documents filed Monday in Superior Court, prosecutors said they also want Hilton to stay away from alcohol for 90 days and wear a monitoring device that will chart whether she complies. And they are seeking to have her license suspended for an additional four months.

    The recommendation will be reviewed by a judge when Hilton appears for a probation violation hearing on Friday. The judge can accept it or impose a different penalty. The maximum penalty is 90 days in jail.

    Hilton, 26, pleaded no contest in January to reckless driving stemming from a Sept. 7 arrest in Hollywood. She was sentenced to 36 months probation, alcohol education and $1,500 in fines.

    She was pulled over by California Highway Patrol on Jan. 15. Officers informed Hilton she was driving on a suspended license and she signed a document acknowledging she was not to drive, according to court papers. She was pulled over by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Feb. 27 for speeding and driving without her headlights, at which time she was charged with violating her probation.

    Hilton’s spokesman, Elliot Mintz, said at the time she wasn’t aware her license was suspended. A call placed Thursday to Mintz was not immediately returned.

    Prosecutors say by signing the document after the first incident Hilton knew she was not allowed to drive. They also note that as of April 17 she had yet to enroll in the alcohol education program.

    “These violations demonstrate Hilton’s disregard for the vehicle laws of this state as well as for the conditions of her probation,” the court filing said. “This court should … include imprisonment as a condition of reinstating her probation.”

    Hilton, heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, first gained notoriety for her hard partying as a teen. She attracted worldwide attention when a sex tape she made with a boyfriend was released on the Internet.

    She stars in the Fox reality-TV series, “The Simple Life,” now in its fifth season, with Nicole Richie. She appeared in the 2005 film, “House of Wax” and recently finished filming “The Hottie and the Nottie.” She also is a handbag designer and has a namesake perfume.

    CTV

    I hope to get more info about this tonight.

    Posted: May 3rd, 2007
    Comments: 7

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