According to papers filed today, Britney Spears, who allegedly got into a parking lot fender bender on Aug. 6, has been charged with one count of hit-and-run causing property damage and one count of driving without a valid California license. If found guilty, the troubled pop star could face up to six months in jail.

This afternoon, Britney broke down into tears as she entered her lawyer’s office. "She pulled up in the car, and then suddenly tears started streaming down her face," one eyewitness tells OK!.

What effect these charges will have on Britney’s continuing custody battle with ex Kevin Federline remains to be seen.

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