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Steve Francis Strikes Deal In Burglary Case ... Avoids Jail

3/28/2017 2:54 PM PDT

Steve Francis Strikes Deal In Burglary Case ... Avoids Jail

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Ex-NBA star Steve Francis has struck a deal with prosecutors in his burglary case, and he'll avoid jail if he stays out of trouble ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, Francis was hit with a felony burglary charge after allegedly breaking into a stranger's BMW and taking more than $1,700 of stuff in Florida back in June. 

A rep for the State Attorney's Office tells us Francis was accepted into a pretrial intervention program on Monday, which means he'll avoid prosecution if he completes certain conditions. 

We're told Francis will be under supervision for a year. During that time, he has to undergo drug and alcohol evaluations and complete any recommended treatment.

He also has to do 50 hours of community service, pay a $7,300 fine and apologize to/stay away from the victim. 

If he does all that and stays out of trouble, prosecutors will drop the charge next year. 

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