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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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61.

kim curtis    

madonna left her hubby for brittany.

2005 days ago
62.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

60. madonna left her hubby for brittany.
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She left her husband to go to north-west France? But what does this have to do with Britney?

2005 days ago
63.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

I convulse! I exacerbate! I froth at buccal cavity! How are you invite? Mercy! Heavens to Marmaduke! Et cetera!

2005 days ago
64.

YUCK    

Oh great...another bunch of celebrity loving sycophantic losers on another LA jury. They should move all trials out of Los Angeles; too many braindead celebrity suckups for justice to be carried out there. She's GUILTY of breaking the law, people; all I can say is there must have been a bunch of the original OJ jury that found themselved onto this panel.

2005 days ago
65.

Reynaldo    

Let's get this straight-they decided to prosecute Britney because she was driving without a license. BUT they do NOT keep those who drive under the influence of alcohol more than just a few hours if they are a celebrity?? Okay, what is WRONG with this picture??????????
Are the people making the laws in CA, just as "out of it" as many of today's young celebrities in Hollywood?? This is beyond being ridiculous!! Are they waiting for them to kill someone? But then being a celebrity, they would probably still make a excuse for what they did! And a reasonable person can see and justify where driving without a license would be far more dangerous than drinking and driving! Pathetic and sad!

2005 days ago
66.

Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

Dumbassney, you are seriously comparing Britney's case to OJ's???? Take the "assney" out of your name.

2005 days ago
67.

ps    

You turn on any news channel and you hear California is broke and they need billions of dollars to survive or else and then you see a trial for brittney over a drivers licensing issue??? Come on!!!!! Exactly how much do you think that cost??? It was a waste from the beginning AND...most of the the people who run that state are total idiots!!!!!!! I often said if I was on welfare or assisted income thats the state I would want to live in... you can get beautiful housing... some of them even have fireplaces in the bedrooms!!!!! and hey if you need health insurance....you pay no tab at all including cosmetic dental work!!!!!... The states broke??? go frickin figure!!!!!!!!!!!!.....How about priorities first ...then worry about some star who has houses in 4 different states all of which she can call her full time home and have a valid drivers license in one if them and stop wasting the tax payers money...Theres alot of good people who live in California but theres also alot of idiots who run and live in that state also... and thats why the majority of the country thinks that state is a frickin joke...nice to visit?? yeah.... its probably one of the most beautiful states out there but also one of the most radical!!!! I just feel that spending thousands of dollars when your crying broke already ....to try to prosecute someone on such foolishness goes to show how crazy that state is.......

2005 days ago
68.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

66. You turn on any news channel and you hear California is broke and they need billions of dollars to survive or else and then you see a trial for brittney over a drivers licensing issue??? Come on!!!!! Exactly how much do you think that cost??? It was a waste from the beginning AND...most of the the people who run that state are total idiots!!!!!!! ...
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Britney is the one who insisted on a trial, not the prosecutors.

2005 days ago
69.

anonymous    

Britney can't insist on anything due to the Cship it's her lawyers and dad so get it straight, She has NO say so in anything right now.

2005 days ago
70.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

68. Britney can't insist on anything due to the Cship it's her lawyers and dad so get it straight, She has NO say so in anything right now.
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You're right. To be precise, it was Britney's lawyers and dad, on behalf of her, who insisted on going to court, not the prosecutors.

Therefore, the stupid waste of taxpayers' money was caused by Britney's estate (conservatorship), not any government or law-enforcement officials.

2005 days ago
71.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

64. Let's get this straight-they decided to prosecute Britney because she was driving without a license. BUT they do NOT keep those who drive under the influence of alcohol more than just a few hours if they are a celebrity?? Okay, what is WRONG with this picture??????????
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first of all, they didn't hold britney at all. they issued her a misdemeanor citation. the celebs that get held for a few hours also get issued the same kind of citation after they are released, although in some cases, they are cited for a felony. so those celebs who are caught drinking and driving are stil being treated worse than immature queen spoiled brat britney.

but you're right that these celebs are usually treated much better than you or i would be treated if we were nailed for the same crimes. that is what's wrong with the picture.

britney's people decided to make a court case out of this. i'm guessing that it's because they felt that a jury would be sympathetic to their mindless idiot ward britney due to the fact that she's a celebrity who's being painted as a poor, misunderstood, mentally ill victim. apparently, this is exactly why ten of the jurors voted to acquit her, despite the fact that she deliberately flouted the same law multiple times.

that would never happen to me or you if we took the same arrogant attitude and ignored the laws of our city, state, or country.


2005 days ago
72.

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Awww, poor hate addicts. So sad for you pathetic, ugly people that you had an opportunity to slander Britney Spears so cruelly snatched from your desperate hands.

So sad. Poor babies. What will gloat about now today? Aw, what a cruel, cruel world.

2004 days ago
73.

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

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

Posted at 5:54PM on Oct 23rd 2008 by Joe Mama
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What a bunch of idiocy!! It's a crime because there are laws on the books in California (and every other state) that specify that it is illegal to drive a car without a valid license.

As was mentioned here a number of times, in California, a person who drives and who spends at least six months living in that state is required by law to get a Calif. driver's license.

Britney was caught twice in two years driving without a valid Calif. license, and both times, she was informed of that law and told that she must get one. She refused both times. Then, when caught a third time driving without that license, the government did to her what they would do to you and me if we deliberately flouted the same law THREE TIMES IN A ROW: they charged her with a misdemeanor.

That's the way things work in this country. Are you perhaps from a different part of the world where there is no such thing as a justice system, or where there are no such things as laws?

Or are you a product of the American educational system, which spews out millions of ignorant, lazy, immature, know-nothing bigmouths every year?

2003 days ago
74.

Halfbreed    

Vote Yes On PROP 8 ? Omg Another Homophobic Moron in this world! Leave the Gay's & Lesbians Alone! Myself im a Straight Male! And I SUPPORT Their RIGHT TO MARRY! ......

2002 days ago
75.

antonio    

obama 08 THIS IS THE CHANGE WE NEED!!! MCCAIN===BUSH

2002 days ago
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