Teresa Giudice Warned After Alleged Probation Violations

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Teresa Giudice Probation Violation

By Shari Weiss

Teresa Giudice Probation Violation

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Teresa Giudice will find herself back in court if she continues to violate her probation. The formerly imprisoned reality star was warned by her probation officer after two alleged incidents.

As Gossip Cop reported, Giudice served 11 months in prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges. Following her release in late 2015, she was put on supervised probation and given strict guidelines about living in accordance with the law. She was initially on house arrest, but the probation period has continued even as she’s been granted more freedom.

Now Giudice stands accused of risking that freedom by failing to report two traffic tickets. According to the terms of her probation, she is required to report all contact with police to her probation officer. But in both cases the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star did not pass on the information in a timely manner. One instance, which happened last year, entailed making an illegal turn, while the other, occurring just last month, was for using her cell phone while driving in an area where such actions are against the law.

While both run-ins with the cops were fairly minor, she is still responsible for reporting such interactions immediately. Now Giudice’s probation officer has filed a written warning saying that if she should fail to make proper notification again, she’ll face a formal probation violation hearing in court. And possible punishments in such situations typically include jail time.

The TV personality’s lawyer maintains Giudice has not had any other issues. The attorney further insists to TMZ, “Both she and I have spoken to her officer and understand exactly what is required should she have any future contact with law enforcement, which we do not anticipate will happen.” The 24-month probation period is scheduled to end in December of this year, provided there are there are no further screw-ups.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Giudice narrowly avoided a parole violation last year after nearly missing curfew when she was out for an approved event while under home confinement. In that instance, her Uber driver was pulled over for speeding while trying to get her home in time. Fortunately, a sympathetic office let them continue on their way.

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