Nicole Richie Cops a Plea; Will Serve Time For DUI

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We now pause from our coverage of Lindsay Lohan's insane bender to bring you other breaking celebrity news from the exciting world of celebrity DUIs.

Nicole Richie appeared in court this morning and copped a plea in her DUI case, stemming from her infamous December arrest, and as a result, will do time.

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Sources tell TMZ that Nicole Richie either pled either guilty or no contest. Lionel Richie's daughter appeared before the Court Commissioner and was sentenced on the spot.

Given that the "actress" is pregnant, and merely screwed up like a moron, rather than showing complete disregard for the law, we didn't expect her to get a harsh sentence.

Unlike worthless BFF Paris Hilton, Richie did not make a scene and was given a short sentence of 96 hours, or four days in jail. By law, anyone with two DUIs must serve at least five.

She was credited with one day served for the time she spent locked up the night she was arrested. This DUI conviction was Nicole Richie's second, following one a few years prior.

"Wrong way" Richie was arrested on December 11, after she drove the wrong way on a California freeway while high on the weed and Vicodin.

Then again, at least she didn't try to run people over.

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Nicole Richie Biography

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Nicole Richie is the daughter of... wait, where did she go? Nicole? Hello? Anybody hear us? Oh, there you are - almost lost sight of... More »
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Nicole Richie Quotes

He is a good man, he is cool. He is just a great person overall.

Nicole Richie [on Barack Obama]

Nicole Richie: I’m 26. I’ve definitely had a very eventful year. So right now, it’s about me enjoying my time with my daughter. I want five children: twin boys and three girls. I’ve wanted that since I was a little girl.