Hit-and-Run Charge Against Britney Spears Dropped; Singer's Pants Soon to Follow

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Just kidding. Even Britney Spears can refrain from parading around with no pants in a courtroom. At least we would hope so. No guarantees.

As predicted, a misdemeanor hit and run charge against Britney was settled and dismissed at a court hearing in Van Nuys, California, on Thursday.

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The 25-year-old "singer" also pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving without a valid California license at the same hearing.

Britney Spears, who did not attend the hearing in person (she's busy you know), entered the plea through her attorney, Michael Flanagan.

In August, Britney Spears crashed her car into a station wagon, slightly damaging it, in a private Studio City, Calif., parking lot.

Spears intended to settle wit Kim Robard-Rifkin, 59, a nurse who learned about the incident after it was captured by celebrity photo agencies.

In light of the settlement, the hit-and-run charge against her was dropped. But some say Britney Spears may not be so lucky regarding the license issue.

A source close to case said that Flanagan, Spears' attorney, planned to present documents proving Britney now has a valid license (which Sam Lutfi took her to get) in hopes of reducing the charge to a traffic citation.

But the L.A. City Attorney â€" who insists just because Britney Spears has now obtained a license doesn't excuse the fact that she drove without it â€" wants to slap the singer with a 12-month probation term and fine.

She is due back in court on the matter November 26. Spears is also due in court today, when she and Kevin Federline are expected to appear in front of Judge Scott M. Gordon about their custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James.


Britney Spears Biography

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Kentwood, Louisiana
Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

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