Jenelle’s attorney tells HollyBaby.com that Jenelle WILL NOT be pleading guilty to assault — and they won’t be taking any plea deals!
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is heading to court again tomorrow Sept. 9 to battle out her video fist fight case in which she was charged with simple assault and simple affray after she allegedly attacked her former friend Britany Truett on March 22. The trial which will most likely begin and end tomorrow thankfully won’t land Jenelle behind bars. But if she is found guilty, Jenelle’s attorney Dustin Sullivan tells Hollybaby.com exclusively that the “worst case scenario” would be that Jenelle would get more probation time!
“Tomorrow will be a trial,” Dustin explains to us. “I suspect the trial will not last over two hours so there will be a final resolution with regards to the fight case. In the worst cast scenario, she will be given probation, which would but served simultaneously with her current probation.”
Dustin adds: “Jenelle won’t plead guilty to either of the charges.”
But the state seems to think that they have a strong case against Jenelle. “The fact that they are going forward, they’ve got enough to feel comfortable,” says Dustin. “But I also feel comfortable to defend her.”
And if Jenelle is found guilty, she has the choice to appeal the verdict. “You can’t lose in district court because you always have the opportunity to appeal,” shares Dustin.
“I am hoping for a not guilty verdict, but we’ve covered all of the options that can happen,” reveals Dustin. “There can be an offer given. [But] there haven’t been any offers perceived or received that I will accept.”
Jenelle will be appearing in front Judge Sherry Tyler in Brunswick County District Court in North Carolina. Britany will act as the state’s witness, but is also facing a simple affray charge — meaning fighting in a public place — herself.
Brittany Maggard, 18, the girl who allegedly pushed Jenelle into the fight in the first place, is also set to go to trial for charges of simple assault and simple affray.
If Jenelle is found guilty and appeals, her next court date for this case will be set in front of a jury.
- Lindsey DiMattina
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