Hilton pleads not guilty in DUI case


Paris Hilton's attorney appeared in court for her Tuesday and entered not-guilty pleas on her behalf to charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Hilton was not required to appear at her arraignment.

Hilton was arrested in Hollywood in September. Police said they saw her "driving erratically" and pulled her over for a field sobriety test.

The judge set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 23 and said the trial must begin by Feb. 23.

If convicted as a first-time offender, Hilton would likely face a fine, enrollment in an alcohol program and a possible license suspension, according to prosecutors.