I dislike Paris Hilton as much as the next person, if not more. However, with that being said, there is no way she should have been given the 45 day sentence. I went back through my files last night for the past two years, and as near as I can make out I had three clients go to jail for violating probation by driving on a suspended license. Each of those three have been in and out of prison most of their lives. In addition, the driving on a suspended license was not their only probation violation. Finally, two of the three were given 30 days in jail, and the third was sent back to jail for a year.
Now obviously, Paris had several chances and warnings but so does everyone else. In most cases her probation should have been extended, her suspension reinstated, or she should have been given community service, or even a huge fine. If everyone went to jail for violating probation by driving on a suspended license and sentenced to 45 days then new jails would have to be built solely for these offenders.
Her only real hope for avoiding 45 days is to show up at the jail after there have been a slew of arrests. Say, right after Memorial Day weekend when the jails are extra crowded. I don't think she will be as fortunate as Michelle Rodriguez who only served two hours of a 60 day sentence, but I also can't see Paris serving the entire 45 days.