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Amber Portwood Faces 2 Years In Prison For Violating Probation

Thu, December 15, 2011 4:43pm EDT by 6 Comments

Amber Portwood Probation

Amber’s probation officer claims that Amber has failed to adhere to MOST of the terms of her probation.

Teen Mom star Amber Portwood just can’t stay on track. The 21-year-old is now facing a two year jail sentence for violating the terms of her probation.

Amber’s probation officer says that Amber has basically failed to do anything that the court has asked of her, according to the court paper that has obtained.

The notice states that Amber failed “to behave well in society” by taking “substantial steps to commission of the offenses of battery and public intoxication” on Nov. 18. She has yet to get her GED or complete six months of “anger control and evaluation classes.” Amber still needs to pay the fees of her probation, and reportedly has not created an “IRS qualified educational fund” for her 3-year-old daughter Leah in the amount of $10,000.

Amber was initially placed on probation after she was found guilty on charges of Domestic Battery for beating up her daddy Gary Shirley.

The probation officer filed the notice of violation on Nov. 21, just days after Amber allegedly got into an explosive fight with a random stranger at IHOP on Nov. 18. “The probation department has alleged that Amber has taken substantial steps to commit a new crime of battery and public intoxication,” a court official explains to us.

Amber is to appear in court on Jan. 13 when a judge will decide how to proceed concerning her violations.

On Dec. 14, the Department of Child Services dropped their case against Amber and Gary. Gary’s attorney Jeff Lockwood told us at the time that as a result, Gary has custody of their daughter Leah and Amber will have visitation rights.

Jeff believes that Amber’s new violations “won’t effect the custody agreement.”

“Gary feels terrible. He doesn’t want anything bad to happen to Amber,” Jeff says. “But there is nothing he can do.”

– Lindsey DiMattina

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