Britney Reportedly “Unable To Defend Herself” In License Trial

September 29 2008, 10:49 pm




Britney has really bounced back from all the negativity these last few months - an appearance on a sitcom, a cameo for Madonna, the VMAs and soon the launch of her new album "Circus." So is Britney ready to handle her own affairs? According to new documents, she isn't.

Britney's driving without a valid license trial has been pushed back until October, after Britney's attorney "J. Michael Flanagan filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday seeking a stay in the criminal case. Flanagan also wants an appellate judge to order the judge overseeing the case to grant Spears' motion to dismiss," reports USAtoday.com. "Flanagan has twice requested a dismissal of the case, saying that Spears should be allowed to pay a $10 fine and not face a criminal trial."

According to TMZ, Flanagan "wants the judge to stop the trial, at least for now, because of the conservatorship." According to new documents, Britney is still "unable to participate meaningfully in her defense."

"Last year Britney was cited because her license was from Louisiana, not California. The case has been to court more than Gloria Allred, but the prosecutor and defense lawyer couldn't settle. Sources say during a meeting in his chambers regarding Britney's license trial, the judge said he doesn't want to be criticized for giving Britney Spears special treatment."

The conservatorship is rumored to end in October, but may be extended until late December.