Jenelle Evans Found Guilty of Misdemeanor

Celebrity News Sep. 9, 2011 AT 6:05PM
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On Friday, Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge for simple affray (fighting in public), the Brunswick County Clerks' office confirms to Us Weekly.

In March, the 19-year-old reality star was arrested in her native Oak Island, NC and charged with disorderly conduct for getting into an altercation with Britany Truett and Brittany Maggard. The incident was captured on video. 

Evans' attorney Dustin R.T. Sullivan was pleased with how things turned out for his client. "I told Jenelle I have never been happy about losing a trial, but you are the first," he told Us.

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Why was he happy with the judge's ruling? "Up to this point, the general media portrayed Jenelle as the extreme attacker and Britany Truett as the poor victim in this case," he explained. "But today Truett was found guilty of simple affray also."

"It was a victory because the trial brought out the fact that Truett wasn't the victim that she was portrayed as," Sullivan said. "And Jenelle wasn't the aggressor that she was portrayed [to be]."

Sullivan noted that Truett and Maggard received the same sentence as Evans. All were ordered to pay court costs and a $100 fine, and given a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail and placed on 12 months probation.

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The three women were also ordered to complete 24 hours of community service and attend an anger management class.

"She was not upset at the outcome," Evans' attorney said. "She was happy that the truth finally came out and she knows she can comply with the judge's orders." 

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The troubled teen was sentenced to 12 months probation after pleading guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia in April 2011; she entered rehab the following month. In August, she tested positive for marijuana and opiates when she met with her parole officer.

Earlier this year, Evans lost a bitter custody battle over her 2-year-old son Jace. The tot now lives with Jenelle's mother, Barbara Evans. "Once I get a job, save money and have my own place for three months, then I'll bring my mom to court," Jenelle told Us in March. 

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The court date for Evans' remaining probation violations is set for Sept. 28. "I have no doubt that she is on the right path," Sullivan told Us. "She is going to school five days a week and passing her court-ordered drug tests. Now, she just needs to do some community service and anger management and continue to do what she has been doing." 

As far as Evans' relationship with Kieffer Delp? "He is completely out of the picture," Sullivan said. 

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