Paris Hilton Dodges Felony, Jail for Vegas Coke Bust

Celebrity News Sep. 18, 2010 AT 10:27AM
Paris Hilton Dodges Felony, Jail for Vegas Coke Bust Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Paris Hilton Shoe Collection

Paris Hilton isn't going back to the slammer.

As part of a plea deal, the star will plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of drug possession and obstructing an officer for her August arrest in Las Vegas, in which police discovered cocaine in her purse.

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The Associated Press reports that Hilton, 29, will avoid a more serious felony charge, which could have put her in prison for up to four years. Instead, she'll serve a year of probation, pay a $2000 fine, complete a drug abuse program and serve 200 hours of community service.

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Clark County District Attorney David Roger told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Hilton will be kept on a tight leash during her probation. "If she is arrested for anything besides a minor traffic violation she will spend a year in jail. There will be no discussion."

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Hilton's attorney David Chesnoff added: "Ms. Hilton understands the seriousness of the situation and appreciates the chance she is being given," he told the AP. "She has to stay out of trouble."

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