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Kim Richards has just escaped having to serve any time behind bars.

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star's attorney argued in a Los Angeles court for a probation violation hearing that while she did miss the initial deadline for completing 20 days of community service and 52 AA meetings, she has since completed those tasks.

Richards' lawyer tells E! News that "Kim is up to date on all her requirements with the court and her probation was reinstated." A new hearing date was set for November, TMZ first broke the story.

Richards was sentenced back in October 2015 for her Target shoplifting arrest after she plead no contest to one count of petty theft.

The former child star was originally arrested on Aug. 2, 2015 for stealing upwards of $600 worth of items from a Target near her home in the San Fernando Valley late at night.

Security spotted her taking several items and placed her under a citizen's arrest until the police arrived on the premises.

Days before the arrest, sources confirmed to E! News that Richards was briefly hospitalized for an undisclosed reason.

Meanwhile, a separate source gave an update on how Richards has been over the past few months, telling us, "At the moment, she seems to be doing OK. She goes to AA [meetings]. She's trying to get some projects off the ground. There are three or four in the works."

—Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua