Added by Elivia DeVries on September 22, 2010
Paris Hilton admitted on Monday in court that she had cocaine in her possession when she was arrested by police. A Las Vegas judge charged Paris Hilton with a $2,000 fine and bound her to complete 200 hours of community service. Paris also got a one-year suspended sentence and a warning that if she got arrested again in Las Vegas she would go to jail.
The judge, Joe Bonaventure of Las Vegas ,told Hilton that the reason behind these sanctions is to change her behavior. He further added that this is guaranteed that Clark County Detention Center is not the Waldorf Astoria.
Hilton was carrying 0.8 grams of cocaine in her purse when she was arrested by the police. At the time of arrest, she denied the purse belonged to her and this act only resulted in an extra charge of barricading the police. She could have received a 4-year jail sentence from the Las Vegas judge but she managed to make an agreement with the prosecutors over her arrest on August 28.
Paris Hilton and her boyfriend, manager of Cy Waits nightclub, were pulled over by police before midnight on August 28 and police officers inspected Paris’s purse after smelling marijuana coming out of the vehicle the couple was driving. The pull-over ended with an arrest.