Keyshia Cole will not be going to jail. Yeah, that’s right. Despite being ordered a 30 day stint in jail after violating her probation from a decade old case, the singer is no longer required to report to jail.
Although the charges were dropped in the assault case, it seems, Cole’s legal trouble was a violation from her probation pending from a 2002 DUI charge.
Kesyhia’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in Santa Clarita court Monday morning, arguing that a 10-year-old bench warrant should not be enforced.
It’s a bizarre story … back in 2002 Keyshia got a DUI. She was placed on probation and was required to attend an alcohol ed course. The court records do not show proof of completion so the judge issued a bench warrant.
But Holley told the judge Keyshia completed the program and her former lawyer just screwed up by failing to inform the court. Holley explained the alcohol ed program — which no longer has the old records — must have notified the DMV, because Keyshia has gotten 2 drivers licenses since then.
Holley persuaded the judge so the warrant was recalled and probation was terminated — yes, Keyshia was unwittingly on probation for the DUI for more than a dozen years.
As for how this all came up … TMZ broke the story Keyshia was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in Birdman’s West L.A. condo last September. The arrest turned up the warrant. The assault matter was dropped, so Keyshia’s a free bird. – TMZ