Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Paris Hilton Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail

Paris Hilton, the Hotel heiress and "celebutante" of the Simple Life was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation. Paris Hilton was given probation after an alcohol-related reckless driving offense earlier in the year.

Paris Hilton has been ordered report to jail by June 5. Paris will not be granted any work release, furloughs, use of an alternative jail or electronic monitoring in lieu of jail, or any other common "special accommodations" which celebrities often receive ( Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was the judge in the case.

"I'm very sorry and from now on I'm going to pay complete attention to everything. I'm sorry and I did not do it on purpose at all," Paris Hilton plead to Judge Sauer before her sentencing (

On January 15, Paris Hilton was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer. The officer informed her that she was driving on a suspended license and she signed a document acknowledging that she was not to drive (

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies also stopped Paris Hilton on February 2. This was when Hilton was charged with violating her probation. Paris was allegedly speeding and driving with her headlights off at about 11:00pm.

In court, Paris testified that she thought her license was suspended for 30 days and that she was allowed to drive for work purposes during the next 90 days, which was the time period in which the arrest occurred (

When asked about the document she signed in January acknowledging the suspension, Paris Hilton said, she thought he was mistaken and did not actually look at the document (

Paris had also failed to enroll in alcohol-abuse classes which were mandated by the court. Paris is one of a string of celebrities charged with alcohol-related infractions. She is one of the first recently to actually be sentenced to jail time.