Courtney Love Sentencing Delayed - musicNEWS

Despite expectations that Courtney Love would be sentenced absentia on Friday, the judge instead issued an order that Love appear in court within 24 hours after her release from an undisclosed hospital. The sentencing is for a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance, Love plead guilty to the charge on May 25th and her sentence is expected to be mandatory treatment in a drug rehabilitation program. 

Love�s attorney, Michael Rosenstein, said that Love would return to Los Angeles after her release from the undisclosed hospital where she is being treated for a �gynecological medical condition�. 

Love was taken to a New York City hospital on her 40th birthday (July 9th), according to reports she was released last Monday (July 12) and was transferred to an undisclosed facility for additional treatment. (see story

Love still faces two other cases. One stems from an April incident where Love allegedly assaulted a woman at her former manager�s home.  Love was scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court for arraignment on the charge on July 9th, but failed to appear. This was the same day she was taken to the hospital in New York City. The judge in that case issued an arrest warrant for the troubled singer.  Love also faces a drug-possession charge. 

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