Celebrity socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton's year of probation for cocaine possession officially ended Tuesday morning.
The 30-year-old has successfully completed all of the conditions of her sentence stemming from her arrest and conviction for misdemeanor cocaine possession and misdemeanor obstructing an officer, including staying out of trouble, a Las Vegas justice of peace ruled.
Hilton faced a year in the county jail if she had been arrested during her probationary period. She also had to pay a $2,000 fine and perform 200 hours of community service.
Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld said Hilton did more community service than required, including working at The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas.
Hilton did not appear in court after a judge gave permission for her to skip Tuesday's hearing.
Hilton and her then-boyfriend, nightclub manager Cy Waits, were arrested outside of Wynn Las Vegas on Aug. 27, 2010: him for driving under the influence of marijuana and her for possession of 0.8 gram of cocaine found in her Chanel handbag.
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