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Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton: Bucking the system

Paris is bucking the system and taking her chances with, by our best estimate, a very pricey (hence influential) criminal defense attorney. Just shortly ago, a plea of not guilty to DUI charges were made on her behalf.As most of us know the 25 year-old luxury hotel heiress was arrested on September 7, just after midnight for driving erratically in her silver Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in Hollywood.

She scored 0.08 on a breathalyzer, the minimum blood alcohol level required for a DUI arrest in California.Celebrity Paris’ reps jumped on the story, saying that Paris was completely embarrassed by the whole incident.Following her release from jail, Paris made a verizon cell phone call to Ryan Seacrest’s L.A. radio show, explaining on-air that she hadn’t eaten anything all day and had worked for hours on the set of her new music video.

According to the celebrity singer, she only drank one margarita at an event that evening and was on her way to a fast-food restaurant when she was pulled over.Asked by Seacrest if she had been driving erratically, Paris Hilton replied, “No, I was just really hungry and I wanted to have an In-N-Out burger!”.The heiress was subsequently charged with two misdemeanors: DUI and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.

Her next court date is slated for Jan. 23.It is opined that eventually the DA will offer her a plea bargain to a lesser charge in which she’ll do no jail time, no community service, and just pay a fine.The hotel heiress and socialite has no prior DUI arrests.If no plea is offered and she were convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail and fined $1,000. The minimum penalty for a first-time offender is a fine, probation and rehab.Luckily for Prez Hilton, she has the money to get a good lawyer, pay a fine and keep doin’ her thing! source:

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