Mccready: 'I'm Not Guilty Now'
LATEST: Troubled country singer MINDY MCCREADY has staged a remarkable plea turnaround in court - now insisting she's not guilty of a probation violation at all. The GUYS DO IT ALL THE TIME hitmaker, 30, previously admitted violating her probation on a 2004 drug charge by driving on a suspended license and leaving Tennessee for Florida without permission. But now her attorney, LEE DRYER, claims the singer's relatives in Florida have uncovered new evidence proving her license was reinstated the day before she was arrested on the driving charge in May 2005. A Nashville jury acquitted MCCready last month (JUL06) of drink driving but convicted her of driving on the suspended license. At a Franklin, Tennessee hearing yesterday (22AUG06) - where MCCready was due to find out if she'd face jail for the violation - Dryer petitioned for a new trial saying, "It's going to be our position that her license was not truly suspended although the records in the Department of Safety show that it was." Williamson County Judge JEFF BIVINS said he would postpone a decision in the case until Nashville courts rule on the matter but argued MCCready's failure to get permission to travel to Florida in 2005 was still at issue.