Paris Hilton felt stymied as Japanese officials examine her most recent drug conviction in Las Vegas the other day, San Diego DUI defense attorneys report.
Paris was not allowed to enter the country and asked Hilton to stay at a hotel in the airport so they could continue immigration procedures one more day. Immigration authorities are empowered to deny entry to those who have been convicted of drug-related offenses.
Tokyo was the first stop on Hilton’s planned Asia tour, during which she planned to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and open a new retail store in Jakarta, Indonesia. Both countries have strict anti-drug laws and immigration procedures, and it was unclear whether Hilton would continue her travels.
The Asia trip had been planned before Hilton’s arrest last month in Las Vegas, when an officer found a small amount of cocaine in her purse. She had said it wasn’t her purse. A similar looking purse was on her Twitter site from a short period before.
Hilton pled guilty Monday to drug possession, luckily receiving informal probation for one year but the sentence did not restrict travel overseas.
Hilton’s sentence also requires her to complete a drug program, pay a $2,000 fine and serve 200 hours of community service. Her criminal defense lawyer said Monday that she planned to complete the service by volunteering with animal advocacy groups and children’s hospitals.
Hilton served 23 days in a California jail a few years ago after she was found to have violated her probation on an alcohol-related reckless driving case allegedly arising out of a DUI.
She also was detained in South Africa in July during the World Cup on suspicion of marijuana possession, but the allegation was dropped when another woman in her group pleaded guilty to possessing it, San Diego DUI criminal defense lawyers are told.