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
Comments: 5


From: admin
Time: September 19, 2010, 10:54 am

“Politically it would been perceived that she was walking away or getting a slap on the wrist.”

We’ve descended to that level of justice and polictics in America, huh?

This is nuts. But good thing that the plea agreement was announced silently on a weekend. Or else, the rabble would’ve been more obnoxious. Let’s hope Paris’ court appearance won’t attract too much press tomorrow!

From: T.K.
Time: September 19, 2010, 11:13 am

I don’t think she is really being treated “harsher”
I mean, she went to jail before, she had drug related problems during this Summer and she made up a story about the bag not being hers and all that.

From: admin
Time: September 19, 2010, 11:27 am

She went to jail for a different reason. She doesn’t have a background of drug-related offences, even if you think she has done drugs. What you hear in the media are just rumours. Sometimes, they can be proven, other times they can’t. Reports by media have no place in the law and justice system. Keep both of them separate.

From: T.K.
Time: September 19, 2010, 12:11 pm

Since she already went to prison, she should already know that she can’t defy the law and all that.

From: Benji
Time: September 19, 2010, 3:13 pm

TK is right. Plus: I think part of the reason her sentence was “harsher” was due to the fact she lied to the police officer.

I love Paris & I don’t condem her choices if she wants to use drugs; but she needs to be more careful in future! Let this be a lesson! And I really hope she is super careful now as I’d hate to see her in jail for another week, let alone an entire year!