Teen Mom Rehab
February 7, 2012 by staff
Teen Mom Rehab, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, who has been in jail since Dec. 16 for violating probation, plead guilty on Feb. 6 to possession of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal. Her attorney Evan Broderick tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that he’s confident that a court-mandated drug program is the right move to help Amber get her life back on track.
“We [tendered] an agreement to the court where she’ll go to drug court in lieu of taking a conviction of the new case,” Evan tells us. “If she completes drug court, she’ll get to have that case reduced or at least petition to have the case reduced down to a misdemeanor. If she violates though, she will have a five year exposure to prison.”
Amber is facing 25 months on her prior domestic battery conviction and 36 months for her new possession case. Evan came up with the plea deal to help Amber avoid prison and also to help her get healthy again. ”We had come up with the idea [of the plea deal] and kind of sold it to the prosecutors office,” explains Evan.
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