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Posted at 8:07 PM ET, 05/ 4/2007

Paris Hilton Gets Jail Time

By Liz Kelly

Lucikly, Hilton is already comfortable in black-and-white striped clothing. (Reuters)

Late-breaking news this Friday evening -- Paris Hilton has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating the terms of her DUI probation.

According to the Associated Press, Hilton "will not be allowed any work release, furloughs, use of an alternative jail or any electronic monitoring in lieu of jail, Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer ruled after a hearing."

Hilton is expected to begin serving her sentence on June 5th.

Court Documents:
People of the State of Calif. v. Paris Hilton
Prosecutors' Motion To Revoke Paris Hilton's Probation

By Liz Kelly  | May 4, 2007; 8:07 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities, Paris Hilton  
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Comments


It's about time "celebs" pay for their illegal ways!

Posted by: Columbia, MD | May 4, 2007 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Paris has finally did something that left me speechless.

Posted by: Lisa1 | May 4, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she'll learn just because she is rich she can't ignore the justice system.

Posted by: Fairfax, VA | May 4, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Counting down the days till the "leaked" WOMEN IN PRISON video clip gets posted on YOUTUBE.

Posted by: Margo | May 4, 2007 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Not because of ill will towards Paris, actually. She drove on a suspended, was busted twice. She didn't sign up for court-ordered alcohol training. PEOPLE GO TO JAIL FOR THAT. ALL PEOPLE. I kinda wish the judge had held her obnoxious mom in contempt. And the other thing, she was LATE. That doesn't exactly make a judge inclined to believe you are sorry/learned your lesson. Literally anyone would be jailed in this situation. I am waiting to see what happens on appeal!

Posted by: This makes me happy | May 5, 2007 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Now she suddenly can get someone to drive her around. When her mom asked for the judge's autograph was she *glad* he had sentenced her kid? Of course, heaven forbid the parents try to rein her in before she winds up in jail. Sadly, I don't think this little stint will make any difference to how she behaves in the future. She. just. does. not. get. it.

Posted by: ep | May 5, 2007 1:57 AM | Report abuse

How long before the reality show is announced? Even Lil' Kim got one when she went to jail!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 5, 2007 4:00 AM | Report abuse

Ahhh, it made my day to see her finally get what she deserves AND to finally see that vapid smirk off her face.

Posted by: Patti | May 5, 2007 4:45 AM | Report abuse

The Associated Press story states that all of the meat dishes on the menu at the jail in question are chicken-based, no beef or pork. One suspects that some of the female guards might have other ideas.
Dinner is served, ladies.

Posted by: pd | May 5, 2007 5:57 AM | Report abuse

In reply to Fairfax, VA: Please provide a map locating the America in which YOU live.

Posted by: pd | May 5, 2007 5:59 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps after being cavity-searched, stripped of contraband, and forced to micromanage her immediate assets in order to sustain her 45-day stay in the pen, Ms. Hilton could pen a handy budget guide entitled, "Paris On Three Cigarettes A Day".

Posted by: Thor | May 5, 2007 6:41 AM | Report abuse

I watched the pundits on TV say that Paris Hilton went to jail because she broke the law and California enforces it's laws regardless of celebrity status.
What about the estimate 2 million illegal aliens running around loose in California?
What am I missing?

Posted by: Anonymous | May 5, 2007 7:27 AM | Report abuse

And what about all the times they let Britney go? Didn't she just get off on a "warning" again recently? And LL? She's not even 21 yet, clearly breaking the law when she drinks at clubs...

Posted by: Columbia, MD | May 5, 2007 7:53 AM | Report abuse

That obnoxious mother certainly didn't do Paris any favors. You do NOT diss the judge, no matter who you are.
Maybe Paris will learn a lesson and un-learn what her mother taught her.

Posted by: POS | May 5, 2007 8:08 AM | Report abuse

what about halle berry's sorry behind getting of practically scott free for that hit and run, crying in the courtroom, come on she's an award winning actress!!!!! those tears were fake!!!!! glad that rich rail thin ugly nobody is getting her just desserts!!!!!!

Posted by: des | May 5, 2007 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton is the poster child for why this country needs the death penalty. She should be executed for her flagrant disregard for the law.

Posted by: Friday Knight | May 5, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

My, my. Is there a certain sense of satisfaction out here? Easy to understand. But do not hold your breath waiting for Ms. Hilton to actually go to jail. Probably will not happen. But if it does, what a media circus--more attention, more cameras. I eagerly awaing the pouting, the beating of chest at such injustice, the utlimate reality show and memoir. Paris, good career move!

Posted by: M. A. George | May 5, 2007 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I thought that the judge showed great self-restraint in not jailing the mother for contempt. How obnoxious and flat-out STUPID can one get? It certainly helps explain how her daughter turned out the way she has.

Posted by: lydgate | May 5, 2007 12:32 PM | Report abuse

First Ernest, now Paris. Paris will probably do 20 to 30 days after the appeal.
She will pen a quickie memoir of her experience and get tons of press. That's all right,because in the end this epsoide shows how really stupid she is.
I guess Nicole Richie will follow the terms of her probation; pronto.

P.S. Halle Berry got probation because she is famous and showed true remorse(those were not fake tears) and she completed the terms of her probation until like Paris. Did Paris's attorneys warn her about coming to court late? She should go for being stupid.

Posted by: NYC | May 5, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

true remorse my behind!!!!! they were faker than paris' extensions. she's just like everyone else only smarter because she makes people think she reall cares

Posted by: des | May 5, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this: In America, if you are rich and famous, your prison cell is in reality a high society country club style resort setting separate from the common inmates in regular jail cells. Thank God Paris is a scion of the Hiltons with truck loads of money. Aint it something!

Posted by: Mickey | May 5, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

No worries... the Superficial Friends will bust Paris out of jail.

Posted by: ErrinF | May 5, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunatly, this will be like her sex tape and make her more popular.

However, kudos to the judge that passes sentance on this blight of society.

In the grand scheme things who cares about Paris, we have two worse criminals in the White House....Bush and Cheney

Posted by: stlouisguy | May 5, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

How much does one need to pay to have the prison lose the keys to her cell or super-glue all the doors and the locks so she stays there for a long time?

Gets paid 100K just for going to parties. Geez.

Posted by: cm | May 5, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

She isn't allowed to go to a "pay jail". She has to go to the regular jail.
Sounds like she didn't listen to the police, the lawyers, or the judge at her last trial. Really stupid.

Posted by: POS | May 5, 2007 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Isn't America great for the rich and famous people. A "pay jail" and a regular jail for the common folks. So it is true in America how much justice you get depends on how much money you have.

Posted by: Mickey | May 5, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

I am torn on the penalty. 45 days is pretty stiff for her infraction, however her apparent disregard for the law and the legal process warrents a more firm sentence. One can only hope that she serves some real penalty and it leads her to a more responsible life style. When you hear the comments by her mother it is obvious that she has not had a good role model.

Posted by: Frank B. | May 5, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

very happy to see this ... i was surprised to see 3 out of 4 commentators on fox say this was too harsh ... where's the right wing stand on law and order??

Posted by: laughing lefty | May 5, 2007 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Paris, dont drop the soap. There is someone who resemebles Rosie O'donell with a mustache waiting for you.

Posted by: Brock | May 5, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor little Paris. I mean, like, why don't someone try to talk to the judge? She is so pretty and I, like, don't want to see her end up in jail. Is everyone, like, so jealous that they are happy that this is, like, happening?

BTW, when is the movie scheduled to release?

Posted by: Martha, Move Over | May 5, 2007 8:01 PM | Report abuse

She will find a way to create a prison video and sell it for a mint.

You can see why Paris has become a self-centered b*tch. Her mother's commentary in the courtroom shows you just where Paris gets her unworldly manners and her pathetic "I am the only person that matters" attitude. Both Paris and her mother belong in a jail cell, the prison b*tches for some nasty ladies.

Give her life!

Posted by: Colorado Kool Aid | May 5, 2007 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Can someone tell Paris what those female prisoners use broomstick for.

Posted by: jailbird | May 5, 2007 10:54 PM | Report abuse

She is a bit of an idiot. She can afford her own full time driver, there is no good reason why she should have been driving. This is the reward for stupidity. At least she didn`t kill someone with her drunken idiocy.

Posted by: Gentry | May 6, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Dear Paris. Let me give you a piece of advice. Please refrain from using the N-word while incarcerated. Things may go a bit more smoothly for you if you do.

Posted by: ilg | May 6, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Paris, jail time is like so yawn. But the shrill vitriolic comments are priceless. I would imagine most of you have children and half have girls who I would guess they are pre teens and teens. Surprise, your girls pay for Paris, Nicole, Britney, and Lindsay's life style. They so dress like them and buy Juicy Couture, etc. And if they don't they want to no matter what you do.

So the comments strike me as coming from parents who want to purge the world of the sum of all that is evil and effecting their daughters. I guess for today's parents with 'child as accessory' that is so much easier then rasing them with values and I don't mean Jerry Falwell values either. Get over yourselves and consider the fact Paris sells, the media distribute, and you are lapping it up.

Posted by: NYC | May 6, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it's time the poor little rich girl grow up and assume responsibility for her actions.

Posted by: Rocky | May 7, 2007 8:42 AM | Report abuse

The 45 days was not stiff, it's what they give the average citizen in CA for committing the same infraction. I'd like these so called experts to explain to me why it's unfair for Paris but not anyone the average citizen. I sincerely hope that the judge makes this one stick, not just because I can't stand Paris but to set an example for all the celebrities who think their rich and famous status will set them free. Drunk driving and driving on a suspended license will not be tolerated...PERIOD. This is coming from someone who lost a good friend to a drunk driver who was driving on a suspended, who had done this repeatedly and continued just to get probation.

Posted by: Sharon | May 7, 2007 10:03 AM | Report abuse

i still love her!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 13, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

It's absolutely ridiculous that this chick's sentence got reduced AND that she is being separated from the rest of the inmate population...any one of us "non-celebrities" would not be given a reduced sentence nor be separated so why should she? its like a slap on the wrist compared to what the rest of the population would get...because she has a ton of money its make her superior...proof of whats makes the world go round...

Posted by: lyd | May 17, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

It's absolutely ridiculous that this chick's sentence got reduced AND that she is being separated from the rest of the inmate population...any one of us "non-celebrities" would not be given a reduced sentence nor be separated so why should she? its like a slap on the wrist compared to what the rest of the population would get...because she has a ton of money its make her superior...proof of whats makes the world go round...

Posted by: lyd | May 17, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Paris will be wearing electronic tag for her safety. My 40 year old son was in room with eight people. No tags for his safety, just him for protection, spent about 90 days-sentenced to rehab or a longer jail sentence. Why no Pairs Hilton?

Posted by: Austin Smith | May 23, 2007 9:02 PM | Report abuse

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