Wow did Keyshia Cole receive a GET OUT of JAIL Free card or something?
Keyshia Cole escaped a possible 30-day jail sentence in her criminal DUI case after her lawyer argued that a 10-year-old bench warrant should not be enforced.
The singer was placed on probation in 2002 and was required to attend an alcohol education course. But court records did 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.