London, Sep 21, Socialite Paris Hilton has been sentenced to a year’s probation and avoided being jailed after pleading guilty to two misdemeanour charges.
The 29-year-old beauty appeared in front of a Las Vegas court, following her arrest last month when cocaine was found in her possession, and admitted two offences, drug possession and obstructing an officer.
She is now on probation for 12 months and if she is arrested in that time, she will face a year in jail.
“She was treated like anyone else would be treated under the circumstances, and I’m very proud of the way she’s dealt with this. I think she’s on the road to success and I wish her personally the best,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted her lawyer David Chesnoff as saying.
Asked why Paris did not fight the charges against her, David said: “Miss Hilton accepted responsibility.”
Paris, 29, was arrested Aug 27 on Las Vegas Boulevard after police pulled over a vehicle in which she was a passenger, and officers discovered 0.8 grams of cocaine in her purse.
Earlier this year, Paris was arrested in June in South Africa after marijuana was allegedly found in her possession. However, the charges were later dropped.