Paris Hilton gets a room without view
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published May 5, 2007
LOS ANGELES - A judge sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in a county jail Friday for violating her probation, putting the brakes on the hotel heir's famous high life.
Hilton, 26, who parlayed her name and relentless partying into worldwide notoriety, must go to jail on June 5 and she will not be allowed any work release, furloughs, use of an alternative jail or electronic monitoring in lieu of jail, Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer ruled.
The judge ruled that she was in violation of the terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.
"I'm very sorry, and from now on I'm going to pay complete attention to everything. I'm sorry, and I did not do it on purpose at all, " she told the judge before he announced the sentence.
The judge's ruling excluded her from paying to serve time in a jail of her choice, as some are allowed.
As a city prosecutor said during closing arguments that Hilton deserved jail time, Hilton's mother, Kathy, laughed. When the judge ruled, Kathy Hilton, then blurted out: "May I have your autograph?"
Defense attorney Howard Weitzman said he would appeal. "I think she's singled out because of who she is, " Weitzman said.
Hilton had arrived at the Metropolitan Courthouse 10 minutes late and ignored screams of photographers as she swept in with her attorneys, mother and father, Rick Hilton.