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Kim Richards Dealt Stay-Out-of-Jail Card by Prosecutors

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50-year-old Kim Richards will have enough AA credits compliments of prosecutors to do a meeting every week for a year. (Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 Sep 2015 11:40 AM

Kim Richards and Los Angeles County prosecutors have almost hammered out a deal on her drunken arrest back in April that could keep her from serving jail time.

The 50-year-old former child actress ("Nanny and the Professor") turned former reality television star ("Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), was arrested by police back in the spring after a disturbance at the Beverly Hills Hotel and was slapped with several charges.

TMZ said prosecutors offered Richards three years of probation in which she would have to attend 52 Alcoholic Anonymous classes and do 30 days of community labor. Somewhere in the deal is a lifetime grounding from the aforementioned hotel, too.

Richards' attorney agreed to everything but the community labor, saying Richards couldn't perform such tasks because of a foot injury. Prosecutors, though, said they needed proof  to support the claim, such as a doctor's note.

The two sides will try to work out a plea deal by Sept. 14. If they do, it will be the end of the latest ordeal for the troubled actress.

During a July interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Richards blamed family stress for an alcoholism relapse.

Richards was arrested on April 16 after authorities accused her of acting belligerently, refusing to leave the Beverly Hills Hotel restaurant, and locking herself in the women's restroom. Plus, she kicked a police officer in the leg.

She was charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer, according to ET. Richards entered rehab for a fourth time after the incident.

"Actually, my arrest was my 'a-ha I get to go away now and rest and take a break from all this,'" said Richards. "I don't want anybody to take this wrong, but I truly needed a break from hospitals, family, the pressure. I needed to go away."

E! News said Richards took a break from rehab this summer to attend the wedding of her daughter Brooke Brinson in Mexico, switching rehab facilities in the process.

Richards also walked off an interview on the "Dr. Phil" show while she talked about her struggle with sobriety. She believed they were holding an intervention for her, said E! News.

"I'm a very strong person and I have been sober," Richards said on the show. "I haven't been working a program. Living through a season on a show, sometimes it's hard to just get through it. The fans are really hard on me."

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