Paris Cops Plea, Avoids Jail
But if she violates probation on cocaine rap, she faces prison
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2010 10:16 AM CDT
Updated Sep 20, 2010 10:28 AM CDT
Paris Hilton arrives in county court with her attorney David Chesnoff to plead guilty to reduced charges in her Las Vegas cocaine arrest Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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(Newser) – Paris Hilton managed to avoid a second stint in jail … for now, at least. She copped a plea in her cocaine possession case today, the AP reports, pleading guilty to two misdemeanors in exchange for a sentence involving $2,000 in fines, 200 hours of community service, a drug abuse program, and one year of probation. The catch: If she gets into any trouble other than a minor traffic violation while on probation, she faces a year in jail.