Marley Shelton

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UPDATE: Shelton entered her plea June 21. She was sentenced to two years' probation and fined $240 plus penalties.

Marley Shelton just secured her stay-out-of-jail pass.

The actress, who played Dr. Dakota Block in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse flicks, has accepted a plea deal that will let her skate from DUI charges stemming from an arrest last month.

Her lawyer, Trent Copeland, tells E! News the actress will plead no contest to "speed exhibition" and will be placed on 24 months of informal probation. That means she can't have any run-ins with the law during that period under penalty of lockup.

In exchange, two misdemeanor DUI counts will be dismissed.

"Through extensive negotiations I was able to negotiate a disposition that included a complete dismissal of all alcohol-related charges," said Copeland.

If convicted on the original counts, she could have faced six months in jail and $1,000 in fines. Now, she will only have to pay a $240 fine plus court costs.

L.A.'s Finest pulled over the 36-year-old Shelton in Hollywood on May 1 on suspicion of driving under the influence. After flubbing a field sobriety test, she was taken into custody and released the next morning after posting $5,000 bail.

The actress, whose credits also include The Sandlot, Pleasantville, Never Been Kissed and Sin City, most recently starred in the quickly canceled CBS drama The Eleventh Hour.

Shelton will formally enter her plea on June 21 but is not required to attend in person.


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