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George Michael Withdraws Plans to Appeal

September 18, 2010 (1:59 am) GMT
His lawyers will not dispute the London court's decision to have him jailed for 8 weeks as the result of his DUI case.
George Michael

is resigned to serving out his jail term in full - his lawyers have dropped a planned appeal against his sentence. The former singer intended to mount a legal challenge to his eight-week prison sentence for possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs.

But his legal team withdrew its application just hours ahead of a scheduled appeal and bail hearing at a court in London on Friday, September 17. A court spokesperson said a letter from criminal defense firm Burton Copeland stated the "Faith" hitmaker was officially "abandoning the appeal".

Michael was caged for eight weeks on Tuesday and hit with a $1,875 fine for crashing his Range Rover into a shopfront near his home in Hampstead, north London, in July while he was high on cannabis. The singer is due to be released after serving half his sentence.

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