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Nicole Richie

Will Fight DUI Charge

6/19/2007 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0619_nicole_ritchie_ex-2TMZ was in court moments ago when Nicole Richie's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley announced her client will try and beat the rap. A trial date was set for July 11.

Richie was arrested last December after she was driving the wrong way on an L.A. freeway. Cops say she confessed that she had been smoking pot and had taken Vicodin.

The stakes are high for Richie. She has a prior DUI and if she's convicted this time around she faces a minimum 5 days in the pokey. Worst case scenario for Richie -- one year in the slammer.

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Fred    

Lots of pregnant women go to jail, some go to prison. She can put up her fight, I respect that more than Paris, but if she is found guilty she should face the possibility of more time in jail than Paris. She would be a perfect release to home criminal at the 30 day point. Getting behind the wheel drunk or high or both is just dumb and hers is even dumber because she can afford a driver.

2613 days ago
2.

Andrea    

She is so pathetic!!! How the hell is this irresponsible, reckless, spoiled skinny rich girl going to raise a child? There are so many deserving couples trying to get pregnant without success, yet someone like Nicole Ritchie gets knocked up. Next thing you know, Paris will get knocked up and their two daughters will start to party with them. What a great role model Nicole will be, NOT!!! And, I give the marriage 6 months at best.

2611 days ago
3.

Fred    

Lets play sentence Nicole:

The judge should work with the sheriff to make this work. She is sentenced to 9 months with no early release just like Paris. That means she will do about 130 days. She is processed into the jail and put in a cell. Ten days later, the judge sends for her, she gets to do a perp walk to the van and the press knows it's coming somehow. She perp walks in orange and chains. The judge changes her sentence... she is to stay under home arrest until labor begins, have extremely frequent drug tests. The number of people who can visit her each day is limited and the number at one time is limited.

2608 days ago
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lrh    

Can anyone say anything nice a all. I am much to old and wise to even be on this blog. It just amazes me how all can say any mean thing and that makes them feel better. Perhaps God will bring good from all of this. We just have to ask, no comments about a holy rollar, I not and sin like the rest. But, it dose break my heart to see so much hate on these blogs. I only hope that someone with wome sense will thiknk about this a little. No most of us are not rich and spoiled, it is so easy to throw a stone in someone's glass house as long as you keep your secrets and lives to yourself . What would people say about you it they knew the real you
Best Regards,
Lisa Rice Hassell

2606 days ago
5.

Dawn Day    

Here we go again!

Round 2 of drunken druggies trying to stay out of jail!!!

Let the circus begin....

2627 days ago
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Susan B    

I have enjoyed seeing Nicole on the Simple Life............but DUI is too serious to defend her. Sorry Nicole............you could have killed someone.........What you did was way more serious than what Paris was cited for.

2627 days ago
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CALLMEJULS    

"I am not a crook"!

2627 days ago
8.

Bummer    

Another one bites the dust. WTF is up with Young Hollywood??

Man what goes around really does come back around. I really hope these girls change their ways.

So sad.

2627 days ago
9.

Mission    

Do the crime, pay with time.

She was going the wrong way on the freeway, she should be punished accordingly! What was it, on Letterman she was laughing when asked if she could go to jail to (in addition to Paris). "yes" giggle giggle..

She could have killed someone!!! It's not a laughing matter and she apparently doesn't take it seriously.

Lock her up.

2627 days ago
10.

Whammer Jammer    

If she gets sentenced to jail, look for her to use a medical excuse. Either "I'm pregnant" or "I'm malnourished" or "I'm too frail".

2627 days ago
11.

Draya    

Wow, 5 whole days in the slammer. Cry me an anorexic river.

2627 days ago
12.

Greedy Lawyers Suck    

Just think.... You and Paris can go to 12 step meetings together...... another reality show about growing up......

2627 days ago
13.

Mission    

and give her the FULL NINETY!

2627 days ago
14.

shaft    

5 days sounds incorrect. It was reported 90 days-1 year.

How could it only be 5 days for a 2nd offense?

2627 days ago
15.

lucky    

she will get off

2627 days ago
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