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Joe Simpson

Charged with DUI

8/15/2012 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0815_joe_simpson_article_2Joe Simpson -- Jessica Simpson's dad -- has been charged with 2 counts of DUI stemming from an August 4th arrest ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... Simpson was popped at a DUI checkpoint in Sherman Oaks, CA earlier this month ... and blew .12 on the breathalyzer test.

Now, we've learned ... the L.A. City Attorney has filed 2 misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence against Papa Joe ... which carry a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail.

If convicted on both counts, Joe COULD face up to 36 months probation and a $1,000 fine -- but as a first-time offender, it's highly unlikely he'll end up behind bars. He'll probably end up with a fine and probation.

Joe's case is scheduled to go before the judge later this month.

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EMP BITE ME    

Good Riddence.

714 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Faces jail time? Oh yeah, for real this time!

714 days ago
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Michelle2012    

He'll do squat ! Pimp !

714 days ago
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Northerngirl41    

The only way he is getting jail time is if this isn't his first DUI. If he has more than one in the last ten tears then he should get about 15 days...but considering it is LA he would spend one day and be released like all the other celebrity's after one day!

714 days ago
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mrdobach    

HAHA Jail time......yeah right

714 days ago
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oBAMa    

The title should read "Joe Simpson-Former Youth Pastor Charged With DUI"

714 days ago
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Jack    

Maybe Jessica can go with him, jail is a good diet plan.

714 days ago
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Pinky Swayerz    

The Manson family was more Christian than the Simpsons are.

714 days ago
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Dicky Dew    

Please. Serious jail time? 6 months? lol He won't get 6 months and even if he does, being in Cali, he'll be out in 2 weeks.

714 days ago
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Honeys Booboo    

Take THAT, Nick Lachey.

714 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

What about Fred Willard? Is there going to be a trial? "Your honour, my client was not masturbating...he was just cleaning his penis really fast with one hand, and it accidentally went off..."

714 days ago
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Joan K    

If anyone truly thinks this guy will spend anytime behind bars, think again. He will get off just like all of the rest of the drunks.

714 days ago
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Majestik    

Right, same damn write up by TMZ for all DUI's in the State of California. 6 months in jail, three years probation, fine, blah, blah, blah. I'm Canadian and don't believe for a minute that anyone famous, or parents of famous kids get charged with anything. If this guy's name was John Doe, that's another story.

714 days ago
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Rhubino    

He'll plead guilty to one count, the other will be dropped, he'll lose his license for six months and get a $700 fine. PS TMZ, embellishment only works when people give a fu(k in the first place.

714 days ago
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Dara    

CA first-timers never see jail time. He'll pay a fine, 3 years unsupervised probation, and DUI classes... that's it.

714 days ago
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