An article published on NJ.com details the legal troubles faced by a reality TV star, whose impending trial has been delayed due to conflicts in his lawyer’s schedule:
“Real Housewives of New Jersey”starJoe Giudicewill go to trial for state forgery charges Nov. 19.
Giudicewas chargedin March 2011 with using his brother’s identification to get his driver’s license this previous summer after his own was suspended due toa DUI.
The most recent delay was due to a scheduling conflict for Giudice’s lawyer,Miles Feinstein, who was representing a man charged with murder in Sussex County. Feinstein has said that Giudice turned down several plea deals from prosecutors because they wanted him to serve substantially more prison time than other alleged offenders, and claimed his celebrity played a role in the decision to go after his client.
Guidice, along with his wife Teresa, has also been charged with tax evasion and other white collar crimes. They can be sent to jail for 50 years if they are proven guilty.
Residents of Sumner County in Tennessee might never find themselves embroiled in such a legal tangle, but Guidice’s highly publicized case serves as a reminder that they should have a reliable attorney in Gallatin, TN on speed dial in case they are charged with a white collar crime.
Forgery, the white collar crime for which Guidice is undergoing trial, is defined as the modification of an item to serve the forger’s purposes. It is a heavy crime, as it can cause varying degrees of damage. Aside from signatures and documents, money can also be forged, inflating currency. Evidence used for trial can also be falsified or tampered with, misleading juries and possibly thwarting justice.
Given the charge, it is understandable that Guidice waited for his attorney before undergoing trial. A good criminal defense attorney can find things in the suit that might infringe on one’s freedoms as a citizen. He or she can also ask for the subtraction or the removal of bail, as long as it is within legal limits. All in all, an attorney is instrumental in advancing a person’s case in court.
If people are wrongfully charged with forgery or other white collar crimes in Sumner County, they should not hesitate to contact a Gallatin criminal lawyer from firms like Ken Phillips Law to help them prove their innocence.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Forgery Trial for ‘Real Housewives’ star Joe Guidice set for Nov. 19, NJ.com, October 29, 2013)