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Paris Hilton pleads guilty to misdemeanors, avoids jail

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As anticipated, Paris Hilton has avoided jail time by pleading guilty to two misdemeanors in court, People reports. The socialite pleaded guilty to drug possession and obstructing an officer, two charges that stemmed from her Aug. 28 arrest in Las Vegas. Hilton will be placed on probation for one year, and faces jail time if she’s arrested one more time within the year. She will also complete a substance abuse program and 200 hours of community service, and will pay a $2,000 fine.

In court today, Hilton admitted to the judge that she had lied when she claimed the purse and cocaine inside were not hers. The Clark County Detention Center Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure told the reality star, “The purpose here is to change your conduct. [The Clark County Detention Center] is not the Waldorf-Astoria.”

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