Alec Baldwin apparently landed in the courtroom of Manhattan's most easygoing judge Thursday.

Judge John Delury gave the "30 Rock" star a chance to clear his record when he adjourned Baldwin's case for riding his bicyclist the wrong way on a New York City street, reports the New York Daily News.

"Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?" the judge asked Baldwin.

"Sure, sure," the actor replied.

"Be a good boy from now on," Delury said. "Have a good day."

And just like that, Baldwin escaped legal trouble with an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal for his illegal May 13 bicycle ride that ended in a shout-down with two city cops and Baldwin's arrest, captured in a photo published by In Touch Weekly.

The adjournment came moments after Baldwin told the judge he would rather pay a fine than apologize for his encounter with police officers that witnesses described as belligerent and curse-laden.

Now, if Baldwin can remain trouble free for six months, the charge again him will be dropped.

Should we lay odds on the likelihood of that?

Ann Tatko-Peterson provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/atatkopeterson.



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