Word is Mischa Barton will accept a plea deal in her DUI case. Translation: No jail time.

I know, I’m as shocked as you are. Another celebrity gets off a DUI with a light knuckle rap?

The former "O.C." star will probably plead no contest to DUI at her arraignment Thursday in Beverly Hills court, and agree to serve a three-year unsupervised probation term, according to people.com. The operative word here is "unsupervised."

Barton will also do three months of alcohol ed and scare up the loose change needed to pay a fine of around $1,700.

Apparently, the marijuana possession charge will be dropped, due to the small amount found. Another charge of driving without a license will be reduced to an infraction, according to the source who blabbed to People mag.

Apparently, these kinds of deals are common for first-time offenders. But I bet Paris Hilton is still steamed.

Barton, 22, was popped for suspicion of DUI in West Hollywood on Dec. 27, after deputies saw her car weaving between two lanes of traffic. She also failed to signal when making a turn, another big no-no.

But she’s sure talking like she’s learned her lesson. In fact, she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show:

"Obviously I’m 100 percent responsible for my actions in this case. I’m really disappointed in myself. I don’t know what to say about it, except that I’m not perfect, and I just don’t ever intend to do something this stupid again."

Oh, never say never!

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead