FRANKLIN, Tennessee – Attorneys for country singer Mindy McCready filed a motion Tuesday to withdraw her guilty plea in a probation violation case because of new evidence.
McCready, 30, had pleaded guilty to violating her probation on a drug charge by driving on a suspended license and leaving Tennessee.
But her attorney, Lee Dryer, said Tuesday that the singer's relatives in Florida found a document that showed her license was reinstated the day before she was arrested. Dryer said the new evidence was given to him late Monday night.
McCready was acquitted in July of drunken driving charges in Davidson County but was found guilty of driving on a suspended license during the May 2005 incident.
Dryer said he will be filing a motion for a new trial in Davidson County based on the new evidence.
Williamson County Judge Jeff Bivins said he would hold off on a decision until Davidson County rules on the matter.
But Bivins said McCready's failure to obtain permission to travel to Florida was still at issue.
Dryer said the out-of-state travel was a misunderstanding between McCready and her probation officer.