Paris Hilton pleads guilty

44527, MAUI, HAWAII - Monday September 6, 2010. Paris Hilton and beau Cy Waits enjoy a shopping spree whilst on vacation in Maui, Hawaii. The couple, who have attracted bad publicity since they started dating, seemed happier than ever whilst browsing for artwork and jewelry. Paris was seen sporting a long leopard print maxi dress while Cy was showing his buff bod in a black tank. The pair seemed oblivious to pending charges for both DUI and felony cocaine possession and it business as usual for Paris who was seen posing for pictures with fans. Photograph: Binns, Andrade,

Whether or not it was her purse or her cocaine, Paris Hilton pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in Las Vegas in connection with her arrest last month on drug possession charges.

According to TMZ, Hilton pleaded guilty to drug possession and obstructing an officer in a deal that will save her from serving a one-year term in jail.

In return, she has to pay $2,000 in fines, complete 200 hours of community service and complete what is being described as an “intensive” substance abuse program.

The site reported that the judge gave Hilton a one-year suspended sentence in the case, which means that if she is arrested for anything besides a minor traffic violation in Vegas in the next year, she will have to serve the full one-year term.

Hilton will also be on probation for one year.

“Ms. Hilton understands the seriousness of the situation and appreciates the chance she is being given,” the socialite’s lawyer David Chesnoff told The Associated Press over the weekend. “She has to stay out of trouble.”