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Paris pleads guilty,avoids jail

The Hilton heiress will now serve a year of probation,instead.

Hotel heiress Paris Hilton has agreed to plead guilty to cocaine possession to avoid a jail term.

The socialite and reality TV star who was arrested in Las Vegas last month,will instead serve a year of probation,reported Daily Mail online.

She also must complete a drug abuse programme,pay a USD 2,000 fine and serve 200 hours of community service.

Hilton dodged a felony conviction under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors,Clark County District Attorney David Roger confirmed on Friday.

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It was initially reported that Hilton could have faced up to four years jail if convicted of cocaine possession.

If she commits anything more serious than a minor traffic offence during the probationary period,Hilton will be jailed for a year,the District Attorney confirmed.

The 29-year-old was arrested on August 27,after a small plastic bag containing cocaine allegedly fell out of her Chanel purse as she reached for a tub of lip balm in front of a police lieutenant.

The blonde beauty initially told police that the purse and cocaine were not hers,but claimed some items in the bag,including rolling papers,USD 1,300 in cash and several credit cards.

Hilton’s boyfriend Cy Waits was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

According to authorities,Hilton has agreed to plead guilty at a hearing on Monday in Las Vegas Justice Court to two misdemeanors stemming from the arrest.

Hilton briefly faced a marijuana charge in July after a FIFA World Cup match in South Africa,but the case was dropped when a woman who was with her pleaded guilty to possessing the drug.