Courtney Love is set to spend even more time in court this year: A trial date was set on Monday for her felony drug case in Los Angeles.
The singer faces two felony counts for illegal possession of prescription painkillers, stemming from an incident in early October of last year when she overdosed at her home in Beverly Hills, California (see "Courtney Love Rushed To Hospital For Drug OD Following Arrest"). Love, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, has faced many ramifications from that incident, including temporarily losing custody of her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, who was present during the overdose (see "Courtney Love Fighting For Custody Of Daughter Frances Bean"). Frances Bean turns 12 on Wednesday.
Love's drug trial is set to start on September 30, nearly a year after the incident occurred. She faces up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted.
As part of a plea agreement, Love was previously sentenced to rehab in exchange for pleading guilty to the other drug charges she faced, being under the influence of cocaine and opiates, a misdemeanor (see "Courtney Love Sentenced To Rehab"). She's required to enroll in the court-approved rehab program by October 29.
Love is due back in court on Friday for her arraignment on felony assault with a deadly weapon charges, the second of three criminal cases against her (see "Courtney Love Turns Herself In To Face Assault Charge"). The third, another assault case, will see her back in court in New York on September 7.