City Prosecutors: Paris Hilton Should Be In Jail
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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.
I hope to get more info about this tonight.
Posted: May 3rd, 2007
Time: May 3, 2007, 12:52 pm
I’m scared and worried she’s gonna go to jail. I hope not 🙁
Time: May 3, 2007, 4:14 pm
THIS sucks THIS CANT HAPPEN!
I will wish her the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Time: May 3, 2007, 5:33 pm
if a was me they put me in jail i don’t have her money is no fair
Time: May 4, 2007, 2:17 am
The problem is, it’s just not celebrities anymore. All kinds of people think they are so important they can break and/or ignore the law.
It’s a mental problem that people should get counseling for before they end up killing somone and lose their personal freedoms with a jail sentence.
Sure, there are the folks we all consider to be criminals every day of the week, but there are tons of people who are 1 gunshot or car accident away from jailtime in their minds who aren’t even aware of it.
Look at those police officers who fired 39 GUNSHOTS into a 93 year old grandmother’s home because she was a suspected drug dealer.
Maybe she was a drug dealer, but the police officers had a break in their mental processes that somehow made them believe they had a right to do what they did.
A newfound respect for the law before a crime is committed through counseling and maybe awareness of the issue through the media could help keep a lot of people from jailtime.
Once the crime is committed, it’s too late — they played, they pay.
If you’ve got friends or loved ones who you think may be getting a “BIG HEAD” and think they don’t have to obey the law, try to convince them to get some counseling before you have to start visiting them in jail.
Time: May 4, 2007, 3:49 am
I think Paris Hilton can set a better example for our youth. She should not however go to jail rather she should be mandated to visit the morgues of those whom have been killed by drunk drivers and to see the victims of drunk drivers. My aunt was murdered by a drunk driver. She didn’t have a choice. Ms. Hilton should do community service ads and speak to the schools on the perils of living a rather “not so simple, but rich, spoiled life.”
Time: May 4, 2007, 6:16 am
Is this not a “RED FLAG” ??…you know, the one we address when there is a horrific event?…Who will be the first to use this “tired” excuse when she kills someone or herself…now how old is she?…..
From: Cam ee
Time: May 4, 2007, 6:50 am
Any regular person would already be in jail for what she’s done. Just because she is famous, doesn’t excuse her from her actions.