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Nicole Richie

Will Get Reprieve!

7/10/2007 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Richie's lawyer tried to fool TMZ by going to court a day early, but it didn't work!

We were at the courthouse when Shawn Chapman-Holley appeared. She has not approached the bench yet, but she just told us she will ask the Commissioner to postpone Nicole's DUI trial. It's supposed to start tomorrow. She's asking for a new trial date of August 5.

Chapman-Holley just filed a motion, stating the reason for the continuance -- Nicole's expert witness, Dr. Terence McGee, can't testify until the August date. Dr. McGee is a nationally recognized expert on drug testing. Will Nicole challenge the drug test? If so, what's the deal with the alleged confession -- that she had smoked dope and taken Vicodin before driving the wrong way on an L.A. freeway.

TMZ got its paws on this photo of pregnant Nicole (pillow in face) with baby daddy Joel Madden. The couple was flying out of LAX. Joel's band, Good Charlotte, has a gig tonight in Calgary, Canada.

BTW, if Nicole is convicted, she faces a minimum of five days in the pokey.

UPDATE: Nicole's lawyer and the prosecutor have gone before the Commissioner to discuss the continuance. The Commissioner looked upset and ordered both lawyers into his chambers. Stay tuned...


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August 5 is a Sunday. They probably mean August 6.

2661 days ago


5 days for a DUI and driving the wrong way on the highway???? ARE U KIDDING?

let something like that happen to one of us and we would get the BOOK thrown at us.....

5 days,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what a JOKE

2661 days ago


Why is she covering herself up with a pillow, like she's famous, or something? The only thing she is known for is being a moron. Joel, you are now stuck with a pregnant moron. Hillary Duff is out having so much fun since she got rid of your ugly ass. Your fun days are over! HAHAHA Your having a baby with a drunk, drug addicted anorexic. And, your music, it's just the worst.

2661 days ago


i hope she goes to jail.

2661 days ago


Hahahahahahaha! I agree with "Just Me"

2661 days ago

Allred Tree    

I thought I had read that Nicole had already been granted one or two continuances AND THERE WERE TO BE NO MORE! Is this a case of favoritism? Why can't they proceed. If she waste the taxpayers money and the courts time, they can start with jury selection.

I guess she thinks she can just leave the country anytime she wants. Sounds like FLIGHT RISK and CONTEMPT OF COURT!

2661 days ago


oh leave her alone. nothing wrong with a little vicodin now and then.

2661 days ago


since when do you bring pillows to court????? LMAO

2661 days ago

maybe paris will do letterman and kimmell while your ass is in jail!!!!!!!!! you are lucky to have a loyal friend like paris

2661 days ago


Isn't she out on bond? If so, she shouldn't be able to leave the state, and certainly shouldn't be allowed to leave the country.

2661 days ago


Get the striped clothes ready.

2661 days ago


Time to face the music beautch

Don't worry about a pillow....Lynwood is equipt to handle you

I hear Paris has an UNREAD Bible that you can borrow

2661 days ago


she won't go to jail i garuntee it. she will convicted and sentenced but they will let her do her time through work release. the only way she will go to jail isif she is a moron like paris and drives on a suspended license and gets caught...twice

2661 days ago

Cat Stevns    

ThroW the bitch in jail! Nicole a cocaine freak and should not drive!

2661 days ago


I'am laughin

2661 days ago
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