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The Hills, Stephanie Pratt

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Reality stars may have a penchant for making highly-promoted public appearances, but this probably isn't what Stephanie Pratt had in mind.

Regardless, she can rest assured the cameras will be ready and waiting when—or at this point, if—the Hills star's DUI trial kicks off as planned Jan. 21.

As per usual, the 23-year-old didn't appear for a hearing in her case yesterday, but her attorney did, and succeeded in his bid to buy a little more time to gather evidence in advance of launching Pratt's defense.

Which hopefully means he'll come to court with something a little more solid than "the heels made me do it."

"On Jan. 21, three things may happen," attorney Jon Bryant Artz told E! News. "The trial may start as planned, it may continue to another date, or we may reach a settlement."

Artz is apparently hoping for the last of the three options to occur, but not necessarily any time soon.

"What's going to happen is we will show up at court and I will ask the judge for a trial. As we're waiting for a courtroom to become available, the D.A. and I will talk and we may reach a deal."

If not, Pratt will just have to be prepared for cameras to capture some of her genuinely unscripted reality, as Artz confirmed that the reality diva would be present for her next court date.

"When the jurors are there, it's a general rule of thumb to have my clients present," he said.

It's also a general rule of thumb to try not to get busted for misdemeanor driving under the influence, but you know what they say about hindsight. If convicted, she faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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Pratt won't stop bringing the drama any time soon: The Hills has been renewed. Um, yay?