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Trial Date Set for 'Real Housewives' Joe Giudice

Montville Township resident's trial on charges of impersonating his brother to get a driver's license starts this summer, according to a news report.

A trial date has been set for Joe Giudice, the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member and Towaco resident charged with impersonating his brother to get a driver's license, The Record reported Tuesday.

The trial starts July 15, according to the report.

Giudice is glad there's a trial date and "we look forward to Joe being exonerated," his attorney, Miles Feinstein, told The Record.

The husband of reality star Teresa Giudice was charged in 2010 with using his brother's marriage and birth certificates to get a license at the Paterson DMV under his brother's name while his own license was suspended for a DUI in Montville Township, authorities said.

If found guilty, Giudice could face up to 10 years in prison.

Authorities have said the driver's license investigation started when Lincoln Park police pulled over Giudice's brother, Pietro Giudice, during a routine traffic stop and Joe Giudice's photo showed up when they checked his information.

Sam May 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM
I think ten years for that is a bit extreme don't you?the guy may not be to bright but rapists and child molesters get less than that!!! Give the guy a punishment ok... But 10 years in jail?? Gimme a break
James P. Page May 29, 2013 at 04:23 PM
@SAM, It could very well have to do with his "Prior's" ..... He is a such an upstanding citizen....
lorraine steinheimer May 29, 2013 at 06:32 PM
he would never be sentenced to 10 years
Sam May 30, 2013 at 05:03 AM
James page... Upstanding citizen or not ... Like I said ... The punishment doesn't fit the crime. Obviously he's priors come into play. But again.. Prosecutors going for ten years is ridulous. That's the problem with our justice system. These extreme sentences are what always screw up the verdict. Ridulous
Sam May 30, 2013 at 05:04 AM
Sorry about the mis spellings! Dam spell check
James P. Page May 30, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers can go after and claim whatever they want, in the end it's the Judge's decision.
Mark L. June 03, 2013 at 05:31 PM
I never met the man. I have a few friends that have and they all say the same thing about him. (spoiled brat, could not have made it to first base without Daddies money) Regardless 10 years in state Prison is not justice. 4 years on a plea arrangement is a joke as well. 1 year/ 18 months sounds about right to me.
James P. Page June 03, 2013 at 06:01 PM
This could very well fall under the "3 Strikes" Law, despite ones feelings on the possible length of incarceration how many chances is one going to allow this guy? He’s only going to laugh in ones face anyway, he “THINKS” he is above it all, and deserves whatever the Judge deems appropriate IMHO….
Patricia Farrell July 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Fine and 2 yr. probation..I think if he were an "unknown"..things would be different for him..I wish him the best..Good Luck Joe!

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