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If Convicted,

Nicole Richie is Screwed

7/6/2007 4:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0706_richie_3-1Will a sympathetic judge delay Nicole Richie's mandatory jail sentence if she's convicted? Don't get your hopes up, honey.

TMZ did some checking on the guy in the robe who will preside over her case and sentence her if she's convicted. The guy is Los Angeles County Commissioner Steven Lubell. The legal eagles who have appeared in his courtroom say he's tough and very much by the book. He will not give Richie any special treatment, and our sources say her pregnancy won't amount to squat when it comes to serving time.

Richie's trial is scheduled to begin next Wednesday. If convicted, it will be her second DUI and she'll face a minimum of five days in jail.

Lynnwood ladies -- let's get ready to rumble!

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redheadisnotdead    

I think to give her a break just because she (amazingly) has the ability to concieve is crazy. That's a pitiful excuse. I mean, can I go knock-off a liquor store and then get knocked-up to avoid jail time? Nope. So she shouldn't get a break either.
Send her annoying ass to jail!

2479 days ago
17.

mickey    

she could get out - if they were prescription, she could be let go on the citation - she admitted to smoking pot, but i am unaware if they even took blood from her - they would in the case of an accident, but she was sitting on the road when the cops came, and wasn't pulled over while driving... i say she gets community service....

2479 days ago
18.

Terry    

I don't recall Nicole asking for any special treatment and did in fact own up to her acts. TMZ is getting her confused with their fav.

2479 days ago
19.

Blue    

How can she get off with just community service? I keep hearing that if she is convicted she has MANDATORY jail time.

2479 days ago
20.

mickey    

i highly doubt she would get pregnant to avoid serving 5 days in jail - c'mon people - she has been arrested before, but didn't do serious jail time, but i'm sure she didn't get knocked up on purpose and if so, for that reason. i don't think she was making fun of her situation on tv either - she was on david letterman, what is she supposed to do, cry?!

2479 days ago
21.

CJB in Woodland    

Big Fricking deal...it's FIVE days, not a year....geez, is this "news" worth repeated stories....are there no other celebs news worth besides Britney, Nicole & Paris? That's all I seem to see on here....let's move on, people!

2479 days ago
22.

Larry    

"LET ME GET PREGO SO THE JUDGE CAN LOOK AT THE CROCODILE TEARS IN MY COW EYES AND HE WILL LET ME GO FREE!!!" NOT!!! THE JUDGES OUT THERE IN CHARGE OF ALL OF THESE CASES THAT SHOW NOTHING BUT DISREGARD OF THE LAWS THAT ALL OF US OF THE GARDEN VARIETY HAVE TO ADHERE TO MUST MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE RICH SPOILED BRATS LIKE NICOLE AND LINDSAY, ADHERE TO THEM!!! NO PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR THOSE RICH SPOILED LITTLE BRATS!!!

2479 days ago
23.

ireland bassinger    

Being unmarried and......

SPREADING YOUR LEGS WITHOUT PROTECTION

is not a........

GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD!!!

Don' t do the crime if you can't do the time, baby!!!

I hear Paris has an extra UNREAD Bible that you can borrow....lol

2479 days ago
24.

Damzil    

Next.......................Nicole step up to the plate...do you're time (if given), don't cry, don't blame, don't cry "Daaaddddieeeee", and please don't go on Larry King when it's over!

2479 days ago
25.

Connie    

If it's too harsh for her, then it must be for every other pregnant woman. The fact is, pregnancy is not normally difficult. If she can't sit on her butt in a cell due to being pregnant, I wonder how I did all the walking I did, sometimes as much as 11 miles a day! Besides, you think about these things ahead of time, not after the fact. Obviously, she wasn't too worried about it.

2479 days ago
26.

Tootsie    

WHY DOES NICOLE LOOK JUST LIKE STAR JONES IN THIS PHOTO??

ESPECIALLY AROUND THE NOSE.

2479 days ago
27.

LARRY    

SEND THAT BITCH TO JAIL

2479 days ago
28.

Terry    

TMZ is attempting to stir up some crap. Nicole is not in big trouble if convicted, she can handle it unlike TMZ's bad habit PH. Nicole never asked for special treatment and never denied her crimes. She is smart in that she is going into trial "with out" the assumtion that her name will set her free. .

2479 days ago
29.

Lillian Gorham    

I would hate to see Nicole thrown into jail in her current condition. I suspect she needs to be hospitalized; she looks very ill. I don't think she deserves to be treated like Paris was. If Paris got special consideration( and she did,) Ritchie needs it even more!

2479 days ago
30.

Get a Clue    

I am not even sure why Nicole would even be worried about going to jail. She's so skinny, she could easily turn sideways and shimmey out of the bars and escape.

It's not as though the sunflower seed she swallowed to appear pregnant would prevent her escape either.

2479 days ago
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