Winehouse Has Norwegian Court Date
Amy Winehouse has been summoned to appear Feb. 29 in court in Bergen, Norway, after appealing her fine for marijuana possession.Amy Winehouse has been summoned to appear Feb. 29 in court in Bergen, Norway, after appealing her fine for marijuana possession.
"I can confirm that she must appear in court," Bergen police spokeswoman Liv Karlsen said. "If one appeals a conviction, it's the rule that one has to appear in person, so this is not surprising."
The 24-year-old British singer/songwriter and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in Bergen on Oct. 18 and held overnight on charges of illegal drug possession. They were released the next day after paying fines of $715 each on charges of possessing about 1/4-ounce of marijuana, and continued on a European tour.
Winehouse later claimed she had been tricked into signing the charges and didn't know what she had put her signature to. Police say they are sure she knew, and that fluent English speakers helped her.
The singer's lawyer has said that a conviction and a fine could damage her career by making it more difficult for her to enter the U.S.
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