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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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31.

hora    

4 days isn't bad and at least she won't give birth in jail. i love her but DUI is DUI and at least she is taking responsibility for her actions unlike lindsey 'i wasnt driving' lohan. also, its nice to see joel being so supportive

2555 days ago
32.

Tasha    

If I were Paris, I would be mad as hell. Paris violated probation on a 1st dui and got 23 days. This girl has 2 duis and got 4 days!!!

2555 days ago
33.

Shootingstar    

If I was her I would turn myself in this weekend and get it over with.

2555 days ago
34.

The King of the World    

Boycott everything Ritchy...including Her her dads stuff...non downloads, purchases, or anything.


This is special treatment people.......Something Paris did not see.

2555 days ago
35.

amanda    

Well, she got off pretty lightly, but at least she went in there and faced it like a woman. Hopefully, if she is preggers and has that baby, her outlook on life will change and she won't feel the need to get wasted and go joyriding. I'll believe it when I see it though, just like with the others.

2555 days ago
36.

Trinidad_DC    

Jusge was mad because no to many papartzi showed up...If there were more--he would have made a bigger spectacle out of the situation....

Now can this be the last TMZ posting on Ms Richie??? You guys are getting very desparate lately... "Lindsay- tells police Black kid was driving"- The poor guy didn't even really know if she said it or not... Come on TMZ you can do better....Tells the news, don't spin it.....

2555 days ago
37.

mickey    

is she in fact pregnant?

2555 days ago
38.

silvermansucks    

America's judicial system is absolutely pathetic. Starstruck....period.

2555 days ago
39.

BC    

it's called a plea bargin, guys.

joel and nicole look so adorable.

2555 days ago
40.

amanda    

No kidding, julie, agreed.

2555 days ago
41.

We know who is unethical    

Do you think they'll use the whole fist when they do the body cavity search on her?

2555 days ago
42.

stuckupsnob    

THANK YOU #21 PARIS NEVER TOOK RESPONSIBILITY AND ACTED LIKE SHE IS ABOVE THE LAW. VIOATING PROBATION IS A HUGE DEAL. PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES AND DO BAD THINGS BUT OWN UP TO IT AND DONT INSULT THE COURT AND THE PEOPLE BY BLAMING YOUR PUBLICIST!

2555 days ago
43.

Damzil    

At least she's owning up like Paris should' have done. 4 days? Perhaps the court is cutting her a break because she hasn't wasted thousands of LA county's dollars. Not to mention she entered into a plea agreement. Good Luck Nicole. It's a step in the right direction that you stood up and took responsibility. Maybe impending motherhood is bringing her to her senses!

2555 days ago
44.

tba    

How does 6 hours equal 24 hours for jail time? Is that like dog years?

2555 days ago
45.

The Shoparazzi    

Ain't nothing cute about being pregnant in jail. Celebrities take heed. These judges aren't playing dice with you anymore.

Where in the hell is Lionel Richie?

2555 days ago
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