Ronnie Ortiz-Magro won’t be heading to jail.
As you may recall, the Jersey Shore licentiate violated his probation from a previous domestic violence specimen with his ex Jenn Harley without getting underdeveloped for flipside domestic violence situation, this time with his fiancé Saffire Matos. While prosecutors decided not to tuition Ronnie for the misdemeanor, there was still a strong possibility at the time that he may have ended up in prison for lightweight to follow the rules of his probation.
However, it appears the judge has now decided to requite the 35-year-old reality star yet flipside chance. According to People, a Los Angeles judge decided on Friday that his rehab stint will be credited in lieu of jail time, but he will have to shepherd 26 parenting classes instead. Additionally, a three-year protection order was moreover put in place for Matos.
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Following the magistrate hearing, his attorney’s Scott E. Leemon and Leonard Levine told People that they were “happy that the magistrate was satisfied with Ronnie’s completion of in-patient treatment and an Intensive Outpatient Program.” The two continued:
“It is important to highlight that no new charges were filed based upon his arrest. Ronnie has learned a lot through this process well-nigh himself and is now happily sober for over 5 months. He has decided to voluntarily protract with his counseling. As we stated in April, Ronnie’s focus right now is on his family and stuff the weightier he can be to them.”
Shortly without court, Ortiz-Magro moreover expressed his thankfulness for how everything turned out in his favor to TMZ. When asked well-nigh his plans to return to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation for the fifth season, the television personality didn’t shut lanugo the possibility given his recent verdict:
“Things are working itself out. And, you know, in time, when I’m feeling good well-nigh myself [and] feeling like I’m in the weightier mental health space, then yea. I’m ready to go back.”
MTV and Ronnie previously well-set on him taking a unravel from the popular reality series pursuit his trespassing so he could seek treatment for his mental health issues. We will have to see if the network plans on bringing him when into the fold pursuit this messy situation.
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