theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Stevie J is pleading for more time to prepare for his criminal case – in which he is accused of owing over a $1 million dollars in back child support – but the prosecutors are demanding the case continue and he not be given any more extensions.
Here’s the latest: On September 9th, the prosecution returned to court demanding Stevie J not be granted a 2 month adjournment in the case, saying the reality star has had enough time to prepare.
The letter explains that his legal team has had ample time to get their defense together and the judge should not grant them any more extensions. They explain that on September 6th, a hearing was held where the judge once again ordered Stevie to drug rehab, this time he is ordered to attend a 30-day in-patient drug rehab program, NOT out-patient. He was also ordered to be to home confinement following rehab.
Stevie J. allegedly failed multiple drug tests, blew off testing appointments and failed to get permission to leave the state. The judge warned him if he screwed up again he would likely be thrown in jail.
The prosecution says that even with the reality star possibly not being able to communicate with his lawyers – due to him checking into rehab – they still have several weeks before the case goes to trial. The judge has yet to make a ruling.
Here’s the backstory: Last year, the reality star was arrested due to allegations he owed over a million dollars to his baby mama. The woman – whom he shares 2 kids with – was Stevie’s girlfriend back in the 90’s and he was supposed to pay $8,800 a month in child support.
Stevie is accused of not paying any support since 2001 and the total in back support came to $1,107,412. A grand jury indicted the reality star with one count of failing to pay child support. He pled not guilty during his arraignment and the case has been pending while both sides prepare their case for trial.
Back in November, Stevie went before the judge due to him failing a drug test, that was required as part of his release awaiting sentencing. He narrowly avoided being in violation and was ordered to check into an outpatient drug rehab, if he failed to follow the order he risked being thrown in jail. Stevie was to report to a facility twice a week and comply with any drug tests.