Por People Staff
Updated Junio 27, 2007
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Followed by a sea of cameras and photographers, Paris Hilton was released today from a Lynwood, CA, detention center for women after spending three weeks there for violation of probation and driving with a suspended license.

Mom! she exclaimed, smiling when she was released and saw her mother, Kathy Hilton. She then got into a car next to her mother and headed to an undisclosed location, People.com reported.

Before leaving jail, the 26 year old socialite went into a public restroom where she changed clothes, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

But not everyone relished the release of the great-granddaughter of the founder of the Hilton hotel chain. When her neighbors realized her release was imminent, they organized and handed out flyers protesting the noisy presence of the media that chase after her in the exclusive Hollywood Hills, CA, neighborhood where she lives.

For now, parking in streets near her house is banned to avoid the jams caused by the pack of journalists that follows her every move.

As long as she maintains a valid driver's license and doesn't violate any laws, Hilton will complete her probation by March 2009. She could cut that period by 12 months if she does community service or agrees to tape a public-service announcement, according to the Los Angeles, CA, city attorney's office.