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Jail sentence for singer McCready
Mindy McCready
Mindy McCready has a history of run-ins with the police
Country singer Mindy McCready has been sentenced to a year in prison after breaking her probation following a drugs conviction in 2004.

McCready, best known for Guys Do It All The Time, has been in custody since July when she was charged with battery and resisting arrest in Florida.

The 31-year-old singer was on probation at the time for fraudulently obtaining prescription painkillers in 2004.

McCready will get 75 days credit for time already served.

The singer was taken into custody at Nashville International Airport following the alleged incidents in July and has spent the last two months at the Williamson County jail.

In court on Friday, the singer pleaded for leniency from Nashville circuit judge Jeff Bivins.

"Your honour, I can honestly tell you this - this has been the longest two months of my life... not being able to hold my son... has been excruciatingly painful," she said.


"I could only say I'm sorry. Please give me a chance to make things as right as they can possibly be."

After her release, McCready faces another two years on probation.

McCready gave birth to her son in 2006.

It is not the first time McCready has violated her probation.

She was charged with driving under the influence in May 2005. She was acquitted of the latter charge, but found guilty of driving on a suspended licence.

The incident was one of two parole violations that led to an arrest warrant being issued for the singer in August 2005.

She was subsequently arrested and held for 10 days before being released on bail.

At a court appearance the following month, McCready revealed she had attempted to commit suicide after finding out she was pregnant.

The star has not released an album since 2002's Mindy McCready, which sold poorly and led to the end of her contract with Capitol Records.

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