Mindy McCready Could Face Three-Year Jail Sentence

Mindy McCready's attorney says the singer could be sentenced to a possible three-year jail term during a Sept. 7 court date in Franklin, Tenn., a town located south of Nashville. McCready has been held in the Williamson County jail since being arrested at the Nashville International Airport on July 25 for violating her three-year probation on a 2004 drug charge. She had been arrested by authorities in Fort Myers, Fla., a few days earlier and charged with domestic battery after scratching her mother in the face during an argument. The battery charge was later dropped by Florida prosecutors, but she still faces a first-degree misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest when deputies arrived at her mother's home, the Naples (Fla.) Daily News reports. Her attorney, James Moon of Naples, claims the pending charge in Florida could cause Tennessee authorities to levy a stiff sentence on the probation violation.

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