Joe Giudice, the husband of Housewives Of N.J. star Teresa Giudice, showed up late at the Passaic County N.J. Courthouse today, sans his wife Teresa. As fans of the show have probably guessed, Joe was there for the charge of obtaining a drivers license in his brother’s name.
Our very own Tom Murro, spoke to Joe briefly in the hallway, and when Tom asked what he was going to do regarding the case, Joe replied “I don’t know, If I wasn’t on TV this would be over already, they dismissed my brothers 1-2-3″. He was right.
According to Tom, Joe paced around the hall, took a few calls in the stairwell and looked pretty tense (for good reason). Joe’s lawyer finally appeared and took a mild scolded by Judge Brown for being late. The state has offered a plea of custodial time (jail), or go to trial. A reporter there from the local paper told Tom they are talking 3 yrs. Despite how some of us may feel about him, it seems a bit harsh, considering how many years teens have been doing it just to gain access to clubs.
Joe’s lawyer asked for an adjournment until Oct 1st where he will prepare for trial. Following the Judge’s final words, Joe apologized for being late, offering this excuse: ”I’m sorry I was late this morning your honor, I got lost in the mall”, which obviously resulted in a few courtroom chuckles. Joe was referring to an inside mall parking lot where he parked near the courthouse.
”Joe and I headed down in the elevator together, I wished him luck – hopefully he didn’t get lost in Gap Kids on the way back to his car” said Tom.