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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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16.

Hey Now    

It's LA--he'll stay in jail for 38 minutes if convicted.

765 days ago
17.

JustMe    

Good. No special treatment, please.

765 days ago
18.

Quinn    

Give me a break. Anyone who is a "celebrity" in CA never gets jail time in a DUI. - Please note I use the term celebrity loosely. Phoebe Price could get a DUI and wouldn't do any jail time in CA.

765 days ago
19.

static    

Use the seizure defense Joe!

765 days ago
20.

Lee    

Get real! He won't spend time in jail. Wrist slap then back to his "youth ministry". I'm sure he is a wonderful influence on the kids.

765 days ago
21.

Armando    

I hope they punk that fool in jail for putting the public in danger , he could of killed some kid riding his bike. Hope it stays on his record for a really long time and he has to get some kind of AA class for at least a year.

765 days ago
22.

fragilegoods    

he's a pervert.. I'll never 4 get the time he was asked about Jessica's breasts and he said something 2 the fact about "how pretty(?) they were or to the likes.. WHAT "dad" would say something like tha? . As for the jail time..probably a day or so but maybe they will make an example of him..

765 days ago
23.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Nothing that a little pay off - oops, I'm mean anonymous donation to the DA's office can't fix.

765 days ago
24.

anon    

People read your laws.. NO one gets jail on no prior offences.. non celebrities get the same break fine & probabtion. Read it & stop getting all frustrated because its JOE SIMPSON lol

765 days ago
25.

AnonyMouse    

So a "celebrity's" father is now a celebrity? What's next? Lindsay Lohan's neighbor? Brad Pitt's mother? Oh wait---you've already covered that one.

765 days ago
26.

Joey    

He should also be charged for Poor Taste and talking about Jessicas breasts PERV

765 days ago
27.

LittleBIt    

Are you freaking kidding me with this? If alcoholic-ass Lindsay didnt do any jail time with all her friggin DUI's then Joe Simpson should not either. Absolutely rediculous.

765 days ago
28.

Heaven    

Papa was a rolling stone, err drunk!

765 days ago
29.

Susan    

Give him community service in a thrift store in a East LA for several months & put on probation for 5 years. As a Pastor, he should have better judgement in his behavior.

765 days ago
30.

Gretel    

Good for you Joe! Maybe next time you want a beverage Jessica will oblige you. After all, you did refer to her breasts as "suckers"

765 days ago
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