CSI's Dourdan makes plea, won't do jail

In late April, Gary Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown on the CBS megahit CSI, was arrested in Palm Springs after he was found passed out in his car on the side of the road. In the car, police found cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin.

The charges lined up for Dourdan--one count of possession for each of the drugs--could have added up to three years and eight months in prison. Instead, Dourdan won't see a single second in jail.

The 41-year-old actor pleaded guilty today to cocaine and ecstasy possession, but the third count of heroin possession was thrown out. As a result of his plea, instead of jail, Dourdan will participate in a drug-treatment program.

"Gary was given diversion, which means that both charges will be dismissed as soon as he completes 30 hours of classes," Dourdan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, told E!

Dourdan will also reportedly pay a small fine for his infraction. Prior to his arrest, it was reported that Dourdan would not be returning to CSI's next season.

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Nov 27, 2008
Too bad

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Jun 03, 2008
Was he at least wearing his seatbelt?
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May 30, 2008
First of all how many kids are watching CSI, it's not a children's program so what kid should really know who he is. Second of all just because he plead guilty doesn't mean he's guilty, it just means that he's guaranteed a shorter sentence. Not to say that he is innocent but to say that he can still be, after all the judicial system isn't all that it's cracked up to be now is it, O.J. If they can let a guilty man free, they sure as h*ll can lock up an innocent one. Yeah I agree, what a country. I wish Gary the best and I hope he comes back for the next season.
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May 30, 2008
shame he couldn't have started the male actor/celebrity trend of prison time
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May 29, 2008
Who's teaching the class - Lindsey Lohan?

What a joke.
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May 29, 2008
I wish him the best of luck. I agree that a program would do more to help than jail. Just think he should pay the expenses himself. He should be able to afford it at this time.
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May 29, 2008
Lets be honest here, if it wasn't all over the news you guys wouldn't care that he isn't doing jail time. And as far as setting an example to kids, he pleaded guilty! If everyone was as honest and guilt ridden about the crimes they've done the world would be a much better place. He knows he made a huge mistake and he's reportedly lost his job because of it, that's enough punishment.
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May 29, 2008
That's America for you. how's the search for the real killer going O.J.?
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May 29, 2008
Anyone found any definitive news that he's not returning to CSI? A troubled character played by a troubled actor. You can't help but think the producers and writers had a clue.
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May 29, 2008
Okay, you know what.I bet a lot of the comments that will be posted here will just be similiar to those already posted. Saying that celebrities get special treatment which they do. Its a perk of being rich and famous. Anyways, I am glad that he is not going to jail and is instead going into a drug treatment program. More than likely jail won't help him with his drug problem but going into a program might. So I hope he gets the help he needs and gets more work in the future soon.
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May 29, 2008
wow what an example for kids
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May 29, 2008
I love how there's a special set of rules for celebrities.
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May 29, 2008
What a country!
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