When I was working for attorneys in Santa Monica,I had the oportunity to acompany them to the Trafic Court(a devision of the Municipal Court of Santa Monica,on the border to LA).
Thre were sitizens of other states,who in COMMITAL proceedings,on written order by the judge were confined to prison,ONLY for driving e.g. in the State of California with a driver's license from Minnesota or other state.
To my knowledge other jurisdictions(in Europe or Australia) are ONLY issuing FINES for driving without drivers license.
No wonder why the American detention centers are OVERCROWDED!
I do not defend Paris Hilton...she violated her probation and as she can not appeal( no appeal in Trafic Codes violations...not in CA!),
threfore her sentence was justified.
Probably the Sherif released her,believing she or her parents will produce a medical report about her MENTAL INCAPPASITY...regrettably they failed to do so.
I lived in California for many years(Los Angeles,Beverly Hills a.s.o.)
and in my opinion the Judicative there is NOT impressed by the so called celebrities at all.
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