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Paris Hilton to face jail?

entertainment Updated: Sep 01, 2010 14:26 IST

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Hotel heiress Paris Hilton, who was arrested with 0.8 grams of cocaine in Las Vegas, could face time behind bars if found guilty of felony possession of the controlled substance.

If convicted of a low-grade felony, under Nevada law, Hilton could be punished with a maximum of four years in jail.

However, such a sentence is not likely, says a former D.A.

“Although the law in Nevada does tend to be more stringent than in California, in reality it is not likely Paris will receive such a harsh sentence," Fox News quoted former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Robin Sax.

Paris"Usually 18 months after one conviction, it gets dismissed. It is more likely that, if convicted, Paris will be given probation, which could involve substance abuse class and treatment, and a 5000 dollars fine. She may also still get probation with a small amount of jail time, [like] 30 days," Sax added.