(EXCLUSIVE) Stevie J Pleads With Judge to Allow Him to Attend Son’s 1st College Basketball Game
Stevie J Pleads With Judge Over Son’s Game
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Stevie J (real name Steven Jordan) has returned to court to plead with the judge presiding over his criminal case to allow him to travel to New Jersey, explaining his son’s first college basketball game is this weekend and he desperately wants to be in attendance.
Here’s the latest: On November 4th, Stevie’s lawyer went to court and pleaded with the judge to allow his client to travel to New Jersey this weekend for his son’s basketball game.
He explains the Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta reality star is seeking to travel to Lawrenceville, NJ departing on Friday and returning on Sunday. The prosecution did not object to this proposal by Stevie.
Stevie’s son is a member of the Rider University basketball team and the team’s first game is on Saturday. His attorney told the court that the support of his father at his first college game speaks for itself. Mr. Jordan completely understands his reporting responsibilities to Pretrial Services.
The judge signed off on the travel earlier today, allowing the reality star to attend his son’s basketball game weeks before he’s set to face off in court in the criminal trial.
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.
This year, 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.
Back in September, the prosecution returned to court demanding Stevie J not be granted a 2 month adjournment in the case. They said the reality star had enough time to prepare for the trial already.
The letter explained that his legal team had ample time to get their defense together and the judge should not grant them any more extensions.
A hearing was held where the judge once again ordered Stevie to drug rehab — this time he was ordered to attend a 30-day in-patient drug rehab program NOT out-patient. He was also ordered to be subject to home confinement following rehab.
Stevie J. allegedly failed multiple drug tests, blowing off testing appointments and failed to receive permission to leave the state. The judge warned him if he screwed up again he would likely be thrown in jail.
The prosecution said 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.
Then shortly afterward, the judge came back with her decision and shut down Stevie J’s attempt to postpone the trial.
According to the order, the reality star’s lawyer wrote a letter following their client being ordered to 30 days in rehab. They pleaded for the trial date to be postponed to February 5th 2017, saying it will be difficult to communicate with Stevie in treatment which would affect their defense prep.
The lawyer said communication with his client might not be possible if the reality star was otherwise impaired or in withdrawal.
He didn’t persuade the judge presiding over the case in the slightest and she denied his request.
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