Teresa and Joe Giudice have officially begun their pre-sentencing proceedings, ahead of their formal July 8th court date where they will find out if they will each serve prison time.
â€œJoe and Teresa will be meeting with officials from the probation department and a report will be prepared for the judge to review at the July 8 sentencing hearing. The probation report will give the judge guidance as to what prison time if any Joe or Teresa will be sentenced to,â€ a source tells RadarOnline. â€œThe couple will meet with officials separately. Joe is prepared to tell the probation department that he was the sole perpetrator in the crimes, and that Teresa had no knowledge.â€
â€œIn doing this, Joe is hoping that the judge will not send Teresa to prison, and instead either give her probation, or house arrest,â€ the source said. â€œA meeting with a psychiatrist is also on the books to determine their mental health status, and how they would do if placed in prison. This is always done in these cases, and the Giudices arenâ€™t receiving any special treatment.â€
Teresa could be facing 27 months in prison, while husband Joe could get 46 months and is facing deportation.
Teresa still continues to â€œlive in denial about the prospect about Joe being deported back to Italy once he finishes his likely prison sentence. She is hopeful that their lawyers will be able to avoid this altogether, but it isnâ€™t looking like it will happen,â€ the source added. â€œJoe is going to deal with whatever his punishment is, and if that includes being deported, he will face it. Of course, Joe would fight any attempt to be deported, but he knows his chances of being successful are slim.â€
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