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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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16.

Give cool a break    

Judge was in good mood, that's all

2456 days ago
17.

bIUBBuLa    

Got four days....means out in 1 day - 1 day for over crowding = 1 hour.

2456 days ago
18.

Word2UrMother    

Stupid girl.

2456 days ago
19.

mmmm    

O yeh, the justice system is great! ;->

2456 days ago
20.

Hayley    

I am tired of people saying Paris was singled out. NO she wasn't. LIFE isn't fair. Paris deserved much more than 23 days because she LIED in court. She never admitted to any wrongdoing. Nicole has admitted to eveyrthing and isn't making a spectacle of herself. She turned herself in and hasn't been a whiny, pain-in-the ass bitch like Paris was. GO NICOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2456 days ago
21.

FABIO    

She got a lot less time than PARIS.

2456 days ago
22.

ANNOYED    

she didnt get off easy its the 2nd dui in 4 years, not the 2nd in 4 days shes serving the minimum like anyone else would in her shoes. and they didnt single paris out, paris was charged for violating her probation which in the eyes of the law is more serious

2456 days ago
23.

woe    

nicole's 4 days is the normal amount of time an average joe/ jane would serve.....

needs to be longer....a LOT longer

2456 days ago
24.

DUIsralltherage    

I can't believe how trendy DUIs have become! lets all go get some! What lesson is this supposed to teach those poor pathetic young girls that look up to Nicole.

2456 days ago
25.

Wendy    

Unbelievable!!!

2456 days ago
26.

FABIO    

She had to sign an agreement with the court that stipulates that if she is involved in another DUI incident where somebody is injured or killed, she will automatically have to face a MURDER (or attempted murder) charge.

2456 days ago
27.

Dawn Day    

We'll see if she does those 4 days!

2456 days ago
28.

Julie    

Where is MADD through all of this..........I don't understand.....Take advantage of these situations, shhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezus

2456 days ago
29.

Give cool a break    

Good question, what is the bigger crime, driving drunk or not following the judge's orders?

2456 days ago
30.

Jess    

...so somone has to DIE before they really give her a punishment.

I'm sure that will be a comfort to the family of the person or people she kills next time.

2456 days ago
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