Paris Hilton going to jail

Ali de Bold
on May 08, 2007 @ 01:59 pm

What do you guys think about this? Is it fair that she has been sentenced to 45 days in prison for driving with a suspended licence? Her licence was originally suspended for DUI charges from last year. Thoughts?

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what is standard? on May 08, 2007 @ 04:28 pm

Well, I'm no expert on the law so I don't know what a standard sentence might be for such an offense. As I understand it, Paris Hilton violated her probation, which was license suspension for driving under the influence. I don't know the whole truth, but I also read that she had already previously violated her probation and was given a warning.

My problem w/ this situation is that she feels she is above the law and not subject to its workings. The question is whether or not the judge agrees w/ this and has given her a harsher sentence than what might be standard. Perhaps x-hours of community service is standard? I don't know. Either way, after her appeal, no matter what the ruling, I seriously doubt Paris Hilton will take it seriously.

dead on on May 10, 2007 @ 09:53 am

Spotty, I absolutely agree! She claims her publicist or whoever told her it was ok to drive, but then she signs a different document from the cops acknowledging the suspension? Puleeze. Also, if you look at the reasons she was pulled over (DWI, driving without headlights), she is a danger to society and needs to have the lesson learned.

I also would be curious what the typical sentence would be in this case. I just hope the judge is sentencing completely according to precedent and not making an extra example with Hilton. Maybe she "deserves" her punishment, but just as stars shouldn't have special treatment, they shouldn't get special punishment either. Bad business for legal precedent, and opens the door to appeal and possibly eventual dismissal of charges.

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