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Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih

Judge PISSED in DUI Case

1/18/2012 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Former Miss USA Rima Fakih barely said a word in her DUI case hearing today ... but the judge WENT OFF on her lawyer.

Long story short -- the judge was HOPING to hear that Rima's team had banged out a plea deal with prosecutors. But after the lawyers started making excuses ... she got mad. REALLY MAD.

The judge set a bench trial date for March 14 -- which means if she doesn't strike a deal by then, she runs the risk of facing the maximum penalty ... 93 days in the slammer, plus fines.

As we previously reported, Rima was popped for DUI back in December in Michigan -- and cops claim her blood alcohol level was more than TWICE the legal limit at the time of her arrest.

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Todd    

Nothing out of the ordinary here, they are going to trial. TMZ has a crack staff. They must be smoking crack, the judge was firm, not yelling at council. I know a little bit about trials, have been involved in two. Also a friend works for the criminal justice center, in Philly. They rarely get anything done there. It's not uncommon for a year or more to pass before a trial date. And I have to say this, if someone wants a trial it is their right. You can't have a court, or DA threatening more prison time, because someone wants a trial. It was something that my lawyer told me in 2003, when I had a DUI.

1006 days ago
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Tammy    

Why did the judge ASSUME they'd reach a plea deal? She has a right to a trial and I see nothing wrong with her excercising that right.

1006 days ago
18.

Sto    

I'd bet you guys anything she now really regrets hiring those particular lawyers! HAHA

1006 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

what? like right there in front of everyone???! that's shocking!!! what a pig!

1006 days ago
20.

Superman    

Why should there be a plea deal? She was TWICE the legal limit!!! Shouldn't she be punished instead of getting a slap on the wrist? And the dumb bitch went on twitter trying to say she didn't drive drunk and wasn't even in the state on that day.

That judge needs an attitude adjustment with the way she talks so fast. It sounded like she's a black bitch from the hood. And TMZ, she probably talks that way to everybody in her court.

1005 days ago
21.

wingfreak    

"Went off"?? And it was in caps. Oohhh she must have been scared!!

1005 days ago
22.

Mahesh Kumar    

Good one

1005 days ago
23.

zina    

i can't believe they made her win...her face is huge...her nose is big...she is far from attractive!! sorry!

1004 days ago
24.

mira    

a beauty queen ...she got one of the most unattractive faces!i can't believe they made her win!

1004 days ago
25.

prameela    

Hihihi

986 days ago
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prameela    

Testuuu

976 days ago
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Mahesh Kumar    

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964 days ago
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963 days ago
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prameela    

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963 days ago
30.

abulzouz4u    

It is amazing how most of you commentators putting her down due to her nationality, born in Lebanon and has her american citizenship and yet you big mouth non sense people talk trash, this is your way to show your hate towards a Lebanese beauty who beat every american born beauties who competed against her, she made a mistake just like any other human being and you want to hang her using her nationality, Lebanese people are the proudest, hardest working, most intelligent and most successful on this planet with no doubt in mind,

959 days ago
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