During the two-hour hearing at an LA court on Friday, Paris blamed Mintz for her mistake, telling the judge her publicist had told her that her license was only suspended for 30 days and that she could still drive for work-related matters.
But prosecutors disagreed. “This is about the fault of Ms. Hilton,” said Deputy City Atty. David A. Bozanich. “She knew [she couldn’t drive], and she did it anyway.”
Paris, who was shocked by the guilty verdict and left court with a tear-streaked face, is planning to appeal. She was spotted having lunch on Saturday with her parents, Rick and Kathy, who were attempting to console their visibly distressed daughter.
Calls to Mintz for comment were not returned.