Mindy McCready Receives One-Year Jail Sentence

Mindy McCready has been sentenced to one year in jail for violating her probation on a drug charge. The singer will receive a 75-day credit for time served but faces another two years of probation when she is released from the Williamson County jail in Franklin, Tenn. In handing down the sentence Friday (Sept. 14), Circuit Judge Jeff Bivins also ordered McCready to perform 200 hours of community service work for the parole violation that stemmed from a domestic dispute in Florida. In July, deputies in Fort Myers, Fla., arrested her on assault charges after scratching her mother during an argument. She was also charged with resisting arrest. During Friday’s hearing, the 31-year-old singer requested a lesser sentence, telling the judge, “Please give me a chance to make things as right as they can possibly be.” McCready, who has faced numerous legal problems in recent years, has been in jail since returning to Nashville in July. Her original probation was part of a three-year suspended sentence she received in 2004 for using a false prescription to obtain painkillers. McCready enjoyed a No. 1 country hit in 1996 with “Guys Do It All the Time.”