Paris Hilton's racy behavior has landed her in trouble with the tabloids many times in the past. But the hotel heiress' latest slip-up could land her in the grey-bar hotel.
Los Angeles prosecutors say she violated her probation stemming from an alcohol-related driving charge by driving with a suspended license. She could face up to three months in jail.
"If Paris knew that she was driving with a suspended license, she's in big trouble," said Harvey Levin, managing editor of TMZ.com.
The L.A. prosecutor's office said it is unlikely Hilton will get the maximum penalty, but that hasn't quelled the backlash against the star. A recent informal Us Weekly poll showed that 88 percent of readers wanted to see Hilton go to jail.
"Instead of jail time, I would like to see her get a real job," said one Hilton critic. "She really can't sing, she can't act."
Levin explained that seeing Hilton go to jail would be a bit of schadenfreude for those who love to hate her.
"There are so many people who have made judgments about her that she is frivolous, that she is reckless, that she breaks the law gets away with everything, that a lot of people may be licking their chops saying, 'I am going to get her this time,'" Levin said.
Hilton's "Simple Life" co-star, Nicole Ritchie, could join her behind bars for an alcohol-related arrest. Ritchie's pre-trial conference is set for Monday.