August 30, 2012 9:00 am
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jay McCann said Joe’s Oct. 1 trial – regarding his alleged fraudulence in obtaining a driver’s license – might be delayed into 2013.
“The chances of it going on that day are slim,” McCann told Celebuzz. “We are going to have to get closer to the day to see if the judge will have time.” Last month, Joe, 42, rejected a plea deal of five years in prison.
So what has the reality star been accused of doing? According to Celebuzz, Joe was arrested in March 2011 after three law enforcement agencies – the Passaic County Prosecutor, its Financial Crimes Unit and the Montville Township Police Department - found that he had allegedly obtained a license using his brother’s ID in June 2010.
During this time, Joe’s license had been suspended as a result of a DUI conviction.
“It’s not going to be a very long case to try,” the prosecutor said. “It should only take about two weeks. The fact pattern is not complex. I think we have a strong case with strong evidence.”
Although witness lists have not been submitted yet, McCann said Joe’s brother is a potential witness for the state. McCann said he is unsure if Teresa will be a witness.
“The state is limited on using a spouse at trial, but (Giudice’s) defense attorney could put her on the stand,” he said. If convicted, Joe faces up to 10 years in prison.
Tree and Juicy in their car…