The District Attorney’s office did not offer Jenelle a plea deal, so she may have to battle it out in court!
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans‘ is involved in another criminal case in court — but it won’t be resolved all that soon. The 19-year-old reality star’s attorney Dustin Sullivan tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that the case involving Jenelle’s video beat-down of former friend Britany Truett will go to trial!
“There’s no plea that’s been offered to us from the District Attorney’s office,” Dustin tells us. “So as of right now, we are taking it to trial. The next hearing is scheduled for May 24.”
Jenelle was arrested on March 27 — the Brunswick County District Attorney’s office says, Jenelle, 19, and the two other girls involved, Britany, 19, and Brittany 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.
On April 25, Brittany M. didn’t have an attorney. During the April 26 hearing, “she indicated that she was going to hire her own,” Dustin says. “She is also on supervised probation.”
“The judge didn’t say anything about Britany T. being on probation,” adds Dustin.
If this case does make it to trial and Jenelle is found guilty, she is not looking at jail time. “She would not go to jail,” says Dustin. “It just goes on her record.”
“Jenelle would probably recieve probation similar to what she has now [for her drug parahaenlia possession charge],” explains Dustin. The judge could also order that Jenelle attend anger management classes.
“The judge will decide what the probation period would be,” says Dustin.
Jenelle will also have to start paying her own attorney fees from here on out. “She applied for court appointed counsel — and the judge denied it,” says Dustin. “She didn’t qualify for court appointed counsel.”
So, “I’m going to withdrawl as her court appointed attorney on April 29,” adds Dustin. “I’ll represent her as her retained attorney instead of court appointed.”
- Lindsey DiMattina
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