Jury Selection Begins for Spears' License Trial
Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2008 08:43 AM PDT

Britney Spears BRITNEY_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Jury selection began Wednesday for Britney Spears' driving without a license trial, as her attorney tried unsuccessfully once again to have the case thrown out.

Attorney J. Michael Flanagan has asked the court to have the misdemeanor charge, filed in August 2007, dismissed.

Flanagan has said the singer intends to fight the charge because she does not want any kind of criminal conviction, even a misdemeanor, on her record. If convicted, Spears could face a maximum of six months in jail but would more likely face a fine and probation, prosecutors said.

The case stems from an August 2007 incident in which Spears hit another car in a Los Angeles parking lot while being pursued by paparazzi. That part of the case was settled with the driver out of court a year ago.

But the singer was cited for driving with a license from her home state of Louisiana. She has since got her California license.