8/3/2012 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri just dodged a major bullet after his 4-hour standoff with a S.W.A.T. team last year — cutting a MAJOR deal with prosecutors that will keep him out of jail.
Oliveri’s lawyer Freddy Sayegh tells TMZ, “Mr. Oliveri agreed to plead to one count of possession of cocaine and a dismissal of the remaining SIX felony counts.”
If you recall … Oliveri was arrested last July in L.A. after a fight with his GF resulted in a S.W.A.T. standoff. Cops eventually searched his home, and claim they found a loaded shotgun along with cocaine and methamphetamines.
The musician had faced up to 15 YEARS in the slammer for the combined charges — but under the deal, he’ll only get 3 years felony probation. Oliveri also agreed to 52 weeks of anger management and 200 hours of community service.
A judge signed off on the deal today, claiming if Oliveri stayed clean during the length of his probation, he’d expunge the entire case from Oliveri’s record. Not bad.
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