Attorney: Paris Hilton was illegally searched

Paris Hilton was released this morning on her own recognizance. This matter will be dealt with in the courts not in the media and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law. There will be no interviews and no more comments at this time.” – Paris Hilton’s attorney, David Chernoff

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Friday night’s arrest of Paris Hilton on suspicion of cocaine possession may have been a law-breaker in itself, a source close to the heiress tells exclusively.

Las Vegas PD officers pulled over a black Cadillac Escalade in front of the Wynn Las Vegas Friday night because they suspected pot was being smoked in the vehicle. The driver was Paris’s nightclub mogul boyfriend Cy Waits, who was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

But Paris was not searched on the scene, the source tells exclusively, and that’s where the case against Hilton may start to unravel.

Paris was taken into the security offices at the Wynn and searched there, the source says. “Cops discovered the cocaine inside the security offices where Paris was taken. Because Paris was taken away from the scene where the car was pulled over, this could potentially be an illegal search of a person.

“Las Vegas Metro didn’t follow standard procedures when Paris was arrested and her lawyer will be talking to the D.A. about this.”

Paris is also insisting that the cocaine found in the purse wasn’t hers — because the purse itself wasn’t hers!

“Paris says she changed the purse she was carrying at the last minute last night because the one she had didn’t coordinate with the rest of her outfit the way she wanted. She says she borrowed a friend’s purse because it matched better.”

The implication, of course, is that the cocaine belonged to Paris’ friend and so she shouldn’t be charged for it.

Paris’ high-powered Vegas attorney David Chesnoff plans on talking to the Las Vegas D.A. Monday morning and lay out his case, mainly that there is no basis to charge his client because, the amount of cocaine was, “negligible, the purse it was found in wasn’t hers, and Paris was illegally searched,” the insider says.

Vegas Metro is issuing a press release on the bust later Saturday.

Posted: August 28th, 2010
Comments: 10


From: Rui de Castro
Time: August 28, 2010, 12:54 pm

Very likely to happen considering the fashion angle. Just stop accusaing Paris for drug possession that’s what I’d like to see. I like that her attorney is handling the situation this way!

From: retrograde
Time: August 28, 2010, 1:49 pm

Only Paris would trade purses to coordinate with her outfit, and look what happened! It sucks that this whole thing happened and is snowballing in the media. People are so mean and quick to judge her. Poor Paris, she doesn’t deserve all this bad luck/press she’s been getting lately. Hopefully things turn around soon. I doubt this will get much farther. She has an excellent lawyer and a great defense.

From: David B. Christian
Time: August 28, 2010, 2:14 pm


From: scot
Time: August 28, 2010, 5:04 pm

It’s too much of a ‘Paris, the character’ excuse. Plus, Paris borrowing a friends purse? Doubt it. I never thought that Paris did coke but if it’s just a tiny amount maybe it’s just to get that the party started? Whatever the case i just wish the stupid excuses would stop, it’s always ‘the people around her’. She’s one of the most famous people in the world and she was in a car with the owner of one of the biggest clubs in Vegas, you think they thought they were going to get caught? As a fan, I am dissapointed. Maybe this’ll knock some much needed sense into her. Almost 30 Paris, being arrested on drug related charges isn’t all that cute anymore.

From: Jen
Time: August 28, 2010, 8:42 pm

Since she actually made no statements at all, we do not know what exactly the facts are.

This “case” seems a bit odd.

I’d be interested if there actually was any pot in the car, since that’s what the police claims attracted them.

From: scot
Time: August 28, 2010, 8:59 pm

on a positive note, her mugshot looks pretty good, my favourite of her three! It’ll all get sorted, Paris isn’t a coke-fiend, I didn’t even think she was into it (I know she likes a bit of the green, but so do I so pshtt). I just don’t like the excuse of ‘the purse didn’t go with the outfit’.

From: juju
Time: August 29, 2010, 1:32 am

she needs to be careful. i think she’s still on probation, no?

From: admin
Time: August 29, 2010, 8:43 am

No, three years have already passed.

From: T.K.
Time: August 29, 2010, 10:34 am

Her excuses are pretty lame, but ok.

From: juju
Time: August 31, 2010, 1:39 am

i actually believe her on this one. what i don’t buy is the cops actions from start to finish.

i mean really, the whole traffic stop is suspiscious. the entire strip smells like weed, so i don’t hink they can narrow it down to one car from thousands passing by. I think the cops were waiting for them and knew perfectly well who was in the car.

but paris also made a mistake in asking to use the restroom or giving the cops control of her purse. Cy was their target, not her so they had no right to search her purse. if she hadn’t opened it in front of them and dropped the package, she would never have been arrested for anything. next time, wait to go to the bathroom.

and the cop putting it back in the purse and then discoverying it again when other cops came is a no-no. he could’ve switched out little baggies…just saying, not all cops are honest and we know from past experience that paris is an easy target for unscrupulous law enforcement.

and c’mon a felony charge over .8 gram? that’s just nuts. not even one line!

hopefully her lawyers can get this charge dropped. i can’t believe the prosecutors are moving forward with this turkey. i’m sure they would not if it weren’t paris.

and Cy, well i don’t know much about him. but i can’t believe a person in his position would be rolling around smoking weed while driving.

we shall see……..