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Nicole Richie

Big Stomach, Big House

7/27/2007 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Say you, say me ... say guilty!

TMZ was in L.A. County Superior Courtroom moments ago, where a pregnant Nicole Richie faced the music for her wrong-way DUI bust in December -- her second DUI conviction in 4 years.

A court commissioner sentenced Richie, represented by uber-lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, to serve four days in the City or County Jail (her choice!) -- she got credit for one day, based on the six hours she served after being busted. So when she goes back in to the pokey, she'll only serve three days.

Richie was also fined $2,048, was ordered back to school for an alcohol education course and on three years probation.

Richie must report to serve her time by September 28.

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The commissioner issued Richie a stern warning, telling her if she drove drunk again and she actually killed someone, she could be charged with murder -- not manslaughter. That's because after her first DUI, Richie agreed that if she drove under the influence and killed someone, she'd be nailed for murder.

The 25-year-old is expected to give birth sometime in January.

A source close to Richie said at today's sentencing she was "stoic and serious, but not emotional."

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1.

Felicia    

I know Sheila E. is probably glad that she does not (publicly) claim this girl as her neice.

2585 days ago
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Jessica    

From what I know about the law Nicole got a standard sentence for her crime. Paris receieved a worse sentence, not for her crime persay, but for her violation of her (similarly small) punishment. Now if Nicole were to get another DUI within the three years she would be up for a bigger sentence.

And lets face it even if the punishment was biased, which I don't think it was, no one wants to put a pregnant woman in jail, celeb or not. Not only does it not sit right, it can be risky and uncessary if a major crime wasn't committed (Note: I personally think DUI's are huge crimes because you can kill someone, but I am speaking in terms of misdemeanors versus felonies).

2580 days ago
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Brittany    

All she got was FOUR days while Paris served 23 for a much lesser crime? This is so jacked up and just proves they were singling Paris out. I guess Nicole bought the judge off.

2590 days ago
4.

Richard    

Bitch got off too light...

2590 days ago
5.

Enough is Enough    

OK, she got off easy............let's see how this one goes, hopefully she will have learned a lesson..............Stay clean and sober girl, you can do it !

2590 days ago
6.

just asking    

go now and get it over with...

2590 days ago
7.

ME    

Here we go again. If I had 2 DWIs or DUIs I would be put in jail for years. It's once again a joke and I'm sick of hearing about celebrities who break the law and are treated different than the general public. They make me sick.

2590 days ago
8.

smilesarefree    

she can do four days standing on her head...no big deal.

2590 days ago
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They're sluts    

WHY THE HELL DID SHE ONLY GET 4 DAYS FOR HER 2ND DAMN OFFENSE WHEN PARIS HILTON GOT 23 FOR A MUCH LESS SEVERE OFFENSE. THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA IS AN ABSOLUTER JOKE!!!

2590 days ago
10.

The King of the World    

4 days on your 2ed DUI driving the opposite way of traffic, with drugs on each violation?

This is an outrage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2590 days ago
11.

ShaNayNay    

This doesn't seem right...how could she only get 4 days when she could have KILLED someone?!!!

2590 days ago
12.

L S    

Paris, Nicole and Lindsay should get some matching prison tats.
Or maybe they'll come out with a line of It Girl Temporary Prison Tats? :)

2590 days ago
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AM NOT YOUR BITCH, BITCH.    

WTF. Is this skank preggo or not. Oh well, if her baby turns out like her, that would be her punishment.

2590 days ago
14.

Timeclock    

This is a joke... why bother? She should have gotten at least 30 days. Guess it pays to be rich.

2590 days ago
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stuckupsnob    

thats it? well, goes to show taking some responsibility for your actions counts for something..... take a note Lindsay and PARIS!!!

2590 days ago
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