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Judge to Doc Jiffy: You Can Stay ... Almost

6/19/2008 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Daniel SerranoDaniel Serrano -- aka Dr. Jiffy Lube -- is one step closer to being allowed to stay in the country. Motor oil salesmen rejoice!

The government is withdrawing one felony charge against Serrano, but a judge still could deport him if he's found guilty of another. He just finished serving time in a federal prison for drug smuggling.

Serrano is trying to get out on bond, which the judge said he'll allow if he can prove he has a place to stay and a job offer waiting for him.

So far, the only lead Serrano has presented to the court is a letter offering him a job ... back in 2005.

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