LATEST: Britney Spears has escaped a misdemeanour hit-and-run charge, after it was dismissed in a California court. The star allegedly smashed into a parked car in a private parking lot in the San Fernando Valley on 6 August (07) in Los Angeles while driving without a valid licence. Earlier this month (Oct07), Spears impressed the vehicle's owner Kim Robard-Rifkin by offering a personal apology and $1,000 (GBP500) in compensation - which caused the charges to be dismissed in a Van Nuys court. Spears' lawyer J. Michael Flanagan says Robard-Rifkin "is very sympathetic toward Britney and hopes the best for her." But it's not the end of legal troubles for the troubled star - Spears has been ordered to appear in court on 26 November (07) over the charges of driving without a valid California driver's licence. According to Flanagan, L.A. City Attorneys plan to seek a probation term and fine against the singer.