Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Keyshia Cole Avoids Jail on 10-Year-Old Bench Warrant

Singer Keyshia Cole visits 'You & A' at Music Choice on August 5, 2014 in New York City
Singer Keyshia Cole visits ‘You & A’ at Music Choice on August 5, 2014 in New York City

*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.

Keyshia’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in Santa Clarita court this morning, arguing that singer did, in fact, complete the course, but her former lawyer failed to inform the court.

According to TMZ, Holley explained that the alcohol education program — which no longer has the old records — must have notified the DMV, because Keyshia has gotten two drivers licenses since then.

Holley persuaded the judge so the warrant was recalled and probation was terminated.

The arrest warrant came up when Keyshia was arrested last September for allegedly assaulting a woman in Birdman’s West L.A. condo.

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