Paris Hilton Could Face Years in Prison

8/30/2010 1:55 PM PDT

Paris Hilton Could Face Years in Jail

Paris Hilton faces a maximum of four years in prison if convicted of cocaine possession.

TMZ broke the story ... Paris will be charged with felony possession of a controlled substance -- .8 grams of cocaine.

According to Nevada law, if convicted Paris could get anywhere from probation to four years in prison -- but the standard sentence is 1 to 4 years. She could also get fined up to $5,000.

Pocket change.