Nick Carter Community Service for Bar Fight And He Can Still Drink

3/30/2016 1:11 PM PDT

Nick Carter Gets Community Service for FL Keys Bar Fight

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Nick Carter's battery charge for brawling with a bouncer in the Florida Keys could be wiped from his record if he keeps his nose clean.

Prosecutors say they'll drop the battery charge if Nick completes 25 hours of community service in the next 6 months.

Here's what's interesting ... Nick seemed pretty wasted at the time of his arrest, outside a popular bar -- but prosecutors aren't banning him from drinking during the 6 month period. However, they do say he should not use booze "to excess."

Nick's still facing a civil lawsuit from the bouncer he fought.