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Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Guy

No Jail Time

After S.W.A.T Standoff

8/3/2012 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727_nick_oliveri_gettyFormer Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri just dodged a major bullet after his 4-hour standoff with a S.W.A.T. team last year -- cutting a MAJOR deal with prosecutors that will keep him out of jail.

Oliveri's lawyer Freddy Sayegh tells TMZ, "Mr. Oliveri agreed to plead to one count of possession of cocaine and a dismissal of the remaining SIX felony counts."

If you recall ... Oliveri was arrested last July in L.A. after a fight with his GF resulted in a S.W.A.T. standoff. Cops eventually searched his home, and claim they found a loaded shotgun along with cocaine and methamphetamines. 

The musician had faced up to 15 YEARS in the slammer for the combined charges -- but under the deal, he'll only get 3 years felony probation. Oliveri also agreed to 52 weeks of anger management and 200 hours of community service.

A judge signed off on the deal today, claiming if Oliveri stayed clean during the length of his probation, he'd expunge the entire case from Oliveri's record. Not bad.

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Stiletto    

Um, why? Exactly what leverage did the defense have in this case that caused them to drop all these other charges rather than going to court and handing out actual justice?

718 days ago
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Ravenwolf    

the average person would never, ever get a deal like that...

718 days ago
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LDB    

Skinhead

718 days ago
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IamThinking    

Oliveri agreed to plead to one count of possession of cocaine???? like he is making anybody a favor. Money nowdays doesn't talk, It screams!!!!

718 days ago
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Liz    

WTF!!!!!! 4 hour stand off with the Swat team possession of coke,meth and an illegal gun and he gets a slap on the wrist ? Would NEVER happen if he had brown or black skin. The LA DA should be ashamed.

718 days ago
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Ashlyn    

The Judge must want to suck his dick or something. Completely unfair that Celebrities pretty much get away with anything. They're just entertainers, not Gods. Like RavenWolf said, the average person would never get a deal like this. He should be punished the way it was intended.

718 days ago
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MW777    

PROVING ONCE AGAIN....you can get as much justice as you can afford! If this were an average Joe he would have NO LEVERAGE whatsoever! America...home of the *ucked!

718 days ago
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Honeys Booboo    

The judge likes his beard, he says "it tickles".

718 days ago
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Sunset    

This guy has been pulling these sorts of antics for a while now. Met him a while back at a Dwarves show. Talk about being lit up.

718 days ago
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Mike    

It must've been a REALLY crappy case the PA put together if the guy basically walked on all those charges.

718 days ago
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Cynic    

good to see USA has two different sets of laws , like Australia , one for celebs and one for normal folk

718 days ago
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Paul    

Sounds like the judge is a fan. That is the justice system in America. Other countries laugh at the U.S.A

718 days ago
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parlayer    

SWAT should have spent the .34cents.

718 days ago
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Joao    

Is the perversion of the judicial system by the Californian Celebrity Courts getting old or is it just me?

718 days ago
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static    

It wasn't his fault, he had a seizure.

718 days ago
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