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RHOBH Kim Richards officially charged with multiple serious crimes

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Kim Richards faces up to two years in prison — and it may be what she needs right now

The blows just keep coming for Kim Richards.

The beleaguered The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is now facing criminal charges in the public intoxication incident that happened back in April.

Richards, who after her arrest checked into rehab for her alcoholism, has officially been charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer.

During the incident in which she was arrested, which took place at a Beverly Hills, California, hotel, she allegedly kicked a police officer on top of appearing extremely intoxicated with slurred speech and other belligerent behavior.

More: Real Housewives' Kim Richards' arrest details are seriously embarrassing

These charges are no slap on the wrist either. She could face up to two years in prison over the incident. In the wake of the Dr. Phil interview and all the other problems she has been having with her addiction problems. Maybe a stint in prison will help the struggling star get a few things in her life back together. Whether she goes to prison or not, we hope Richards can overcome her addiction problems.

More: Kim Richards shocks us with new decision related to her recent arrest

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