Update see end of post.
Today was the final day for Kim Richards attorney and the prosecuting attorney to agree on a plea deal. Since Kim rejected the deal due to the community labor requirement, the judge ruled today siding with the prosecution’s offer.
Kim was charged with four misdemeanor charges of trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and public drunk. The judge sentenced Kim to never to return to the Beverly Hills Hotel or within a hundred yards of the hotel, serve three years probation, attend fifty-two alcoholics anonymous meetings within one year, and complete THIRTY days of community labor.
The judge was clearly saying that the thirty days of labor was important so that she would actually have some consequences.
The only thing about this decision is I don’t expect her to actually complete the requirements. That would violate her probation and quite possibly locked up for violating.
This still isn’t over. She still has to be sentenced for her Target shoplifting.
Those tweeting from the courtroom said that Kim was late to court.
Update: Kim Richards was more than late to court, she was not there at all. Also since the Target charges Kim has hired a new attorney, Sara Caplan, who has taken over both cases. Caplan is a very prominent attorney in L.A., but she is best know for the Phil Spector trial where she represented him on murder charges and was also required to take the stand herself. Some people thought she was withhold information from the court.
I also found out as part of the deal, the public intoxication and assaulting a police officer charges were “dropped” essentially leaving only the resisting arrest charge on her record.
One more thing, Kim was ordered to pay restitution to “the victim” (would that be the hotel? if I recall correctly there was some damage to the bathroom door). A December 14 restitution hearing was set where she must also provide a status report from a physician regarding the foot injury.