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Britney Officially

Not a Criminal!

10/21/2008 5:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsThe judge in the trial of the century has dismissed the criminal charge against Ms. Britney Spears.

A mistrial was declared after the jury was hopelessly deadlocked at 10-2, in favor of not guilty. Britney was on trial for driving without a valid California license.

The judge just dismissed the case outright. The prosecutor said in court he was "troubled by the outside impressions that were brought into the courtroom."

We're wondering...for a woman who was carted off to the hospital twice after shaving her head and running around town without panties, how is it exactly that the prosecutor was at a disadvantage?

UPDATE: At a press conference afterwards, someone asked the City Attorney whether or not it would be difficult for him to listen to Britney's music now. He responded, "You mean more difficult than before?" Sore loser much?


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16.

Anna    

Thank God it was dismissed. What a bunch of BS!!!!! I think we should focus on real criminals and put our tax money to good use instead of BS like this.

2137 days ago
17.

Tim    

Harvey, when are you going to report that Aniston is pregnant with Mayer's child? That is the buzz elsewhere.
Get on it homer!

2137 days ago
18.

Joe Mama    

what a bunch a crap!! how was driving without a liscense a criminal charge?

2137 days ago
19.

anonymous    

Let's see, she's "not a criminal." Does a hit-and-run make you a criminal? Does abandoning your car in the middle of the road make you a criminal? Does running over two pap's feet with your car make you a criminal? Does "constant and habitual drug use" make you a criminal? Does flashing your privates in public make you a criminal?
Strange state, California.

Posted at 5:31PM on Oct 21st 2008 by britbritisaskank

She made bad choices but hardly a hit and run,I've seen abandoned cars hardly a criminal act just not a good idea.When paps are so close to your car they deserve to get their feet ran over. Drug and alcohol abuse (hear say) the judge used the bodyguard and the media to come to his decision."flashing" I have seen my share of celebs wearing no panties. It's not flashing that's for perverts and pedophiles.

2137 days ago
20.

Kate    

Srsly, this is where you tell people to vote for McCain? Or, are you lost?

p.s. Obama 4 the win!




2137 days ago
21.

Barfalufugus    

Mr P. - please get lost!

On to Britney - if that had been a non-celebrity, they would have been prosecuted. This woman drives poorl and makes bad decisions (remember the lack of a car seat) while driving. She shouldn't be allowed near a moving vehicle.

2137 days ago
22.

ali    

YEs I believe pop eater is reporting anston is preggers.

2137 days ago
23.

Fred    

It would be fair and good clean revenge if she filed complaints (not law suits) with the Bar and the state inspector. She could accuse the prosecutor of misconduct and the judge of being frivolous. The timing is perfect because later they can not come at her since she is under a conservator and until released it would be impossible to hold her responsible for the conservator’s actions.

Let these two defend their actions to their peers. Let’s see if they are accountable for the costs and effect of a jury trial for a class D misdemeanor that is typically settled with the charges dropped. Would love to see the ethics of a prosecutor running for public office taking on high profile cases with intense media scrutiny being reviewed by the bar and peers.

2137 days ago
24.

FlBiker    

Why can't they do society a favor and put Britney Spears to sleep, like euthanizing a dog.

2137 days ago
25.

anonymous    

jerk
. My friend went through this same thing in that state and had a CA license when court day came,paid court cost and that was it. He also had a valid license but not in CA. Oh he was/is NOT a celeb Yes she has made bad choices but then alot of "non celebs" do to but they are not stalked/harrassed by paps for the world to watch.

2137 days ago
26.

Vasoline    

Oh thank God... Wait, what?

2137 days ago
27.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

4. Thank goodness. Good grief!

California can't afford to pay the LA cops enough money to fight the ever growing gang violence problem and all these internet child rapists, but we have the money for this garbage!?

Posted at 4:46PM on Oct 21st 2008 by HARDY-HAR-HAR
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It was Britney and her lawyers who insisted on a trial, not the other way around.

2137 days ago
28.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

10. White trash trailer park skank.
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This is a celebrity gossip site, not a political discussion group. So stop bringing Sarah Palin into the discussion. Can't you think of anything to write about Britney Spears?

2137 days ago
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JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

GO TO OKMAGAZINE.COM

BRITS LAWYER TELLS US HOW FRAGILE BRITNEY IS AND THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO FACE ALL THOSE PEOPLE ON THE JURY AND THATS WHY SHE NEVER TESTIFIED ON HER ON BEHALF.

BRITNEY IS A LOSER. SHE WILL NEVER FILL MADONNA'S SHOES BECAUSE SHE IS A COWARD! MADONNA FACED DOWN A STALKER IN COURT WHO GOT IN HER HOUSE AND SHOT ONE OF HER BODYGUARDS 15 YEARS AGO.

BRITNEY IS SO DUMB AND WEAK SHE COULDN'T FACE TRAFFIC COURT!

LOSER AND ZERO COWARD. HOW IS SHE GOING TO FACE THOUSANDS AT A CONCERT?

2137 days ago
30.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

18. Thank God it was dismissed. What a bunch of BS!!!!! I think we should focus on real criminals and put our tax money to good use instead of BS like this.
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You obviously haven't paid attention to the facts. Britney was stopped twice over the previous two years for driving without a California license, and both times, she was ordered to get a valid license. She took a babyish, arrogant, spoiled-brat attitude and refused to do that, and so this time, when she was caught a third time without a Calif. license, the prosecutors did what they would do to you or me or anyone else who ignored the the same traffic law THREE TIMES IN A ROW: they charged her with a misdemeanor.

She had the option to plead guilty, pay a fine, and be put under probation, which is the same thing that you or I would have to face if we stupidly thumbed our nose at the law in the same way. However, BRITNEY INSISTED ON GOING TO TRIAL. Yes, it was she and her lawyers who demanded that this case go to court, not the prosecutors.

So blame spoiled-brat, irresponsible, immature Britney for this pathetic waste of taxpayer money.

Maybe she'll actually get a California license now. If not, she will surely go to jail the next time she gets caught driving in Calif. without one.

2137 days ago
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