Paris Hilton got out of jail faster than the average citizen would, as reported at People and confirmed by the Las Vegas police department. Hilton, who was arrested in Las Vegas for having .8 grams of cocaine and charged with felony possession, was confined for just three hours, five to 21 hours shorter than normal.
Did Paris Hilton in jail get preferential treatment?
There are lots of benefits to being Paris Hilton. One of them is that you can get out of jail faster. The blond hotel heiress posed for her mug shot and was out of jail faster than other people who are booked for the same crime. But according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Jim Dixon, it was necessary to release Hilton early. “When you bring somebody in like that, everybody comes over and tries to look at them. I’d have officers attempting to keep inmates away from her. I’d have disruptions,” says Dixon.
Is it unreasonable for Dixon to do whatever he needs to do to run his detention center? Any police chief in his position would probably tell you no. But the larger question is, will Paris Hilton receive sufficient punishment to deter her from similar problems in the future?
Paris Hilton is out of jail, has an October 27 court date and faces up to four years in prison. But will she really do any time?
Read Paris’ Twitter stream and she’s as happy as a rich clam could be. “Just bought a bunch of books, cd’s and movies at Barnes & Noble. Going home to watch them. :) I love movie nights :).” Or, “Just got out of my yoga class. So relaxing.” Or, “Cooked a delicious lasagna dinner for my love and watched a movie. Now going to bed. Sweet dreams everyone. Xo Paris.”
Is she concerned about possible jail time? Sure doesn’t seem like it. Four years in prison for Paris Hilton? Hardly. The best lawyers that money can buy will take care of that. If Paris Hilton wants to drop some lipstick, as well as some drugs, into her designer bags – no problem. They say it’s better to be rich and guilty than poor and innocent, and with Paris Hilton, that’s certainly the case.
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