Joe Simpson Cops Plea in DUI Case

11/16/2012 3:47 PM PST

Joe Simpson -- Cops Plea in DUI Case

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Joe Simpson decided to fold like a cheap, stylish suit in his DUI case by pleading no contest.

Joe's lawyer, Shawn Holley, snuck into an L.A. court Tuesday, days before the scheduled date to enter the plea.

Under the deal, Joe will NOT go to jail, but he'll be placed on 3 years probation.  Jessica's dad will also be fined and he must attend an alcohol education class.

We broke the story ... Jessica's pop was popped in Sherman Oaks, CA back in August after driving erratically.  He bombed on the breathalyzer test and was taken to the pokey.