Paris, originally charged with DUI, pled no contest Monday to alcohol-related reckless driving. Hilton was not present when her lawyers, Howard Weitzman and Shawn Chapman Holley, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer that the heiress would rather fold than fight.
The judge placed Hilton on 36 months probation. She must pay a fine of $390 (with penalty assessments, Paris must pay a grand total of $1450) and attend an alcohol education program. She was also given the option of completing probation in 24 months if she completes 40 hours of community service.
Hilton was arrested September 7, 2006 in Hollywood. Her blood-alcohol level was .08, the threshold in California for being a drunk driver.