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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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46.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

37. Her lawyer was just trying to make some more money off her - she should have just taken care of it properly earlier, just like other people do when a police officer tells them at least 3 times to get a license for the right state... She could keep her Louisiana license while holding a license from another state, but it's silly to claim she's just been "visiting" in California for all these years. They had dropped the hit and run charges because she eventually paid up for damages to the other person's car, so she already got a good deal just from that. I doubt very much that she was in danger of jail time, but there is a limit for how much scoff-lawing any judge will put up with.

It should be considered "common knowledge" that you need to get a driver's license for the state of residence once you've been there a certain amount of time (varies state by state), I knew it when I moved to a different state, nobody had to tell me - I just checked with the local DMV, got the booklet and studied it, and passed the written test. Duh.

Posted at 8:18PM on Oct 21st 2008 by jwoolman

Agreed!

In this case, Britney was told twice by policemen that she had to get a California license, and so we don't even have to rely on it being common knowledge.

Britney KNEW what she had to do, and she REFUSED to do it.

I agree that this is probably the work of her lawyers. They make a lot more money fighting this BS case in court than to simply meet once or twice with the D.A. to plead her guilty and then pay a fine.

The poor girl is so stupid and gullible, that she let herself be manipulated once again. Her lawyers probably played on her low intelligence, her spoiled-brat nature, and her arrogant sense of entitlement in order to convince her that she should fight this in court.

2158 days ago
47.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

43. Just another addition to celebrities who get off on celebrity. She lives in California right now, therefore she should adhere to California Law. She hit someone. I hate California right now, shame on them
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It was jurors (well, ten of them) who let her off. I wouldn't be surprised if it was because of her celebrity. We don't know that for sure, because we can't read the minds of those jurors. Still, I'd bet on it.

2158 days ago
48.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

Stupid white trash skank whore slut.

2158 days ago
49.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

Too stupid to think.
She believes the world owes her.
Her lawyers clean up.

2158 days ago
50.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


Brit is a victim
Of her own vacuousness.
A sad tragedy.

2158 days ago
51.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


She's driving her car
Without a valid license.
Gets away with it.

2158 days ago
52.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


Poor Britney melts down,
And Harvey Levin profits
From her suffering.

2158 days ago
53.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


Brit destroys herself.
What kind of person likes that?
Look in the mirror.

2158 days ago
54.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


People still love her,
And they want her to succeed.
May God bless their hearts.

2158 days ago
55.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


TMZ cleans up
By manipulating us.
They make us react.

2158 days ago
56.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


Country is failing.
All of us are very scared.
Come here to forget.

2158 days ago
57.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


We love Britney Spears
Because on her we project
Dreams and self hatred.

2158 days ago
58.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    


We all are afraid.
We hide here behind false names.
Thank God for Britney!

2158 days ago
59.

frogs and gravel    

Brit!!! I am cashing in my aluminum can collection to pay for your next defense. Hang in there.

2158 days ago
60.

kim curtis    

THIS IS BS THOSE POOR FOLKS SHOULD SUE HER AND GET PAIDED>

2158 days ago
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