Robert Shapiro sent an attorney to court on behalf of Kim Richards to enter a not guilty plea today on three misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery of a peace officer. Her attorney stated that Kim is currently in a residential rehab facility following her drunken antics in Cabo.
Deputy District Attorney Leila Tahmassebia offered a plea deal offer for Richards that includes three years probation, 30 days of community service or 30 days county jail, 52 AA classes and payment of restitution to the victim. Who exactly would she pay restitution to? The bar? How would they be out any damages? That seems like an odd thing to include unless it is just boiler plate.
Kim was also told to stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel. The deputy district attorney handed over discovery materials to the defense attorney including a DVD which I expect is a copy of the security video shot the night of Kim’s disruptive behavior in the Polo Lounge. A July 16 pretrial hearing was set. In theory, Kim faces up to 30 months in jail. That will never happen. All the charges are misdemeanors. I expect her to take the plea deal after her attorney meets with her to present the offer.
I have no reason to believe there is any factual basis for the “rumors on line” that Kim is in a rehab to last for 1, 2, 3 years depending on what day they tell it. 🙂
Kim has more than this legal issue to worry about because Kingsley’s victims seem to be flooding the courtroom. If you missed any of Kim’s woes, and there are many, click here to get caught up!