BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – An assault case against Courtney Love (search) was transferred Thursday from Los Angeles to the Beverly Hills court where she faces drug possession charges.
Judge Elden S. Fox scheduled Love for arraignment Aug. 16 on the assault charge in Beverly Hills Superior Court.
Defense lawyer Michael Rosenstein said later the transfer was made so that both cases can be handled in one courtroom. The cases, however, remain separate.
Love was calm in court and there were none of the outbursts that had characterized other appearances. "I guess so, yeah," she said when the judge asked her if she agreed to the case transfer.
Rosenstein also indicated an interest in trying to plea-bargain the drug case, which is now charged as a felony. The lawyer said he met with the prosecution to discuss the possibility of charging Love under a different statute that would allow her to plead to a misdemeanor.
"She's eager to have these matters wrapped up," Rosenstein said.
On Tuesday, Love was sentenced to 18 months in a drug rehabilitation (search) program after pleading guilty to being under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor charge connected to an alleged break-in at an ex-boyfriend's home in Los Angeles last fall.
The pending felony drug case alleges Love illegally possessed painkillers. She could face up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted.
The assault case involves an April incident in which she allegedly attacked a woman with a liquor bottle at the ex-boyfriend's home.
She also faces charges of assault and reckless endangerment in New York for allegedly striking a fan with a microphone stand at a nightclub in March.
Love, the 40-year-old widow of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (search), was formerly the lead singer of the band Hole. She had to delay a concert tour with her new band this year because of her legal problems.