Jenelle now has three criminal cases in court — but because she doesn’t have any prior convictions, she won’t be going to jail for the video beat-down of Britany Truett!
The attorney for Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans tells HollyBaby.com exclusively that she won’t face jail even after her arrest on March 27 for being caught on video beating up her former friend Britany Truett!
“No jail time due to her record,” Jenelle’s attorney Dustin Sullivan confirms to us. That’s as of now. With her latest arrest, Jenelle has three open court cases in North Carolina!
The Brunswick County District Attorney’s office says, Jenelle, 19, and the two other girls involved, Britany, 19, and Brittany Nichole Maggard, 18, have all been charged with misdemeanor simple affray — causing a public disturbance — on the March 22 brawl in Sunset Harbor. Britany also filed her own complaint against Jenelle and Brittany, accusing them of assault.
All three are expected to appear in court on April 26. Prosecutors say that each could face between 30-60 days in jail if they have prior convictions — but if they don’t have priors, the judge can only put them on probation.
When asked for further details about Jenelle’s most recent run-in, Elected District Attorney for Brunswick County John David said: “We have an ethical obligation as prosecutors not to speak about the facts of a pending matter.”
So how would this effect Jenelle, who’s already battling two other criminal cases in court? Her attorney assures us that she won’t be locked up for this incident.
Jenelle will be in court on April 14 for a hearing in charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and breaking and entering. At that session, the case can get dismissed, sent to trial or entered into deferred prosecution. If Jenelle does go to trial for those charges and is found guilty, she could be facing up to 260 days of jail time. But her attorney says that she won’t get the full amount of time.
“That is for someone who had five or more convictions in their lifetime,” he explained to us back in January. “She has zero, so she’s not looking at anything near that [time].”
On Feb. 9, Jenelle’s former friend Jaelanie Salas had Jenelle served with misdemeanor criminal summonses accusing her of breaking and entering, injury to real property, second-degree trespass and making a harassing phone call.
Jenelle now has three different criminal cases to fight So much for focusing on getting her life back on track so that she can get custody back of her 1-year-old son Jace!