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Paris Hilton pleads guilty to drug possession, obstruction [poll]

September 20, 2010 | 10:19 am


Paris Hilton pleaded guilty in a Las Vegas court on Monday to misdemeanor charges of possession of cocaine and obstructing an officer and received one year of probation, a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service. If she violates that probation, she will serve one year behind bars in the Clark County Detention Center, Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure said.

She confessed to having 0.8 gram of cocaine in her purse the night of Aug. 27, then admitted she'd lied to police about the purse not being hers.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has video of Hilton facing the judge and pleading guilty here.

Hilton is reportedly telling friends she's taking the situation very seriously, TMZ sources say, and is "over being a party girl" and ready to "finally grow up."

The deal, which was announced Friday, reduced the drug charge from a felony to ...

... a misdemeanor. Had it stayed a felony, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said Friday, Hilton still would not have served jail time on a first offense. 

Hilton's boyfriend, Cy Waits, who was driving when they were pulled over on the Las Vegas Strip in August, has a Nov. 29 court date on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Paris Hilton stands in front of the judge with attorneys David Chesnoff, center, and Richard Schonfeld at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Monday. Credit: Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun / Reuters

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