Jessica Simpson's Dad Joe Sentenced in Earlier DUI Case
Jessica and Ashlee Simpson's dad Joe has seen his share of trouble of late, but will catch a break in his DUI case.
Mr. Simpson was sentenced to three years probation for driving under the influence (DUI).
The showbiz patriarch is under a lot of stress, his marriage to his wife Tina has crumbled under gay sex allegations, but he was able to make this problem go away without even showing up to court.
Simpson pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge through his attorney last week and was also ordered to attend a three-month alcohol education class and pay a fine of $390 plus penalties.
A second charge was dismissed.
Joe had been scheduled to appear in court today over the offense, but his attorney submitted the plea so that wouldn't have to happen.
The sentence is in relation to Joe's arrest on August 4 in California and he was pulled over and blew .12 on a breathalyzer test, .04 higher than the legal limit.
He was booked and spent the rest of the night in a cell. He was released at 9:41am the following day and did not have to post bail.
Joe has had a difficult period recently and recently announced he and wife Tina were to divorce after 35 years of marriage.
Tina filed for divorce papers in Texas on September 24, stating: ''The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities.''
The couple put their $4.4 million mansion on the market earlier this month amid rumors they were living apart.
Following the split news, Joe has denied a number of gay sex allegations.
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