Joe Giudice was expecting to go to court on Monday to attend a hearing that would set a trial date for his pending criminal charges. Today, that hearing was pushed back to October 29th. No reason for the postponement has been announced.
Juicy Joe lost his license in January of 2010 after flipping his truck in a DUI. In June of 2010 Joe decided to use his brother’s birth certificate and marriage license to illegally obtain a license in his brother’s name. That’s a charge with a sentence of up to ten years in prison. Joe, on the advice of his attorney, refused a plea deal of five years and opted to take his chances with the judge. His attorney feels that Joe should be eligible for probation because he “has no previous criminal convictions.” I guess he is not counting the DUI, or the previous driving without a license conviction from September 2010 where he served 10 days in jail.
I’m definitely not a Juicy Joe fan but he’s served the time on the DUI and the previous driving on a suspended license charge. I understand the government does not look kindly on falsifying applications for government documents, but even five years seems really harsh to me. Do you think that New Jersey is using The Real Housewives popularity to make an example out of Joe? I know he is not a very sympathetic character, but do you think he should do a serious prison sentence? Talk to me.