LATEST: Ten women and four men will decide Britney Spears' fate in her upcoming misdemeanour driving-without-a-license trial after they were selected for the jury on Thursday (16Oct08).
The 12-person panel, with two alternates, will oversee the trial when it begins in Van Nuys, California.
Spears was not in court for jury selection, but she might have liked what she heard, as most of those picked expressed sympathy for the fallen pop princess.
One juror told Judge James Steele, "I think she's a train wreck, but it's not her doing. She has some not good people around her. It's a sad situation," while another offered, "She has medical problems, but, with the right help, she'll be OK."
Opening statements were to begin as WENN went to press.
If convicted, Spears faces a maximum six months in jail and a $1,000 (GBP540) fine. She isn't required to attend the hearings.
Spears was arrested after police allegedly caught her driving without a valid California licence. At the time, she was allegedly only in possession of a licence from her native Louisiana.