It was announced back in May that The Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps had struck a plea deal stemming from her drunken assault on a Palm Beach County police officer on December 23, and we now have the details from the deal — which includes no alcohol for Luann for an entire year.
First, let me rehash the sweet deal that Luann got in regards to the charges. The 53-year-old reality star was initially facing four felony counts, but Florida prosecutors later dismissed the charges of battery of a law enforcement officer as well as the two felony counts of corruption by threat. That left one felony count of resisting an officer with violence in addition to misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly intoxication.
As part of her deal, Luann pleaded guilty to a lesser count of battery as well as the original trespassing and disorderly intoxication charges. She will face no jail time as part of the deal, but she has been placed on one year probation with numerous stipulations:
a) The Defendant will be required to pay all applicable fines and court costs;
b) Perform 50 hours of community service for any non-profit organization at a minimum of 10 hours per month;
c) Attend two (2) AA meeting per week;
d) No possession/no consumption of alcohol, or illegal drugs, with random testing at Defendant’s expense;
e) A letter of apology to Deputy Steven O’Leary (this condition has already been satisfied);
f) Attend a Victim Impact Class put on by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers;
Violating any of the above stipulations would violate Luann’s plea deal and allow prosecutors to revisit sentencing.
Luann de Lesseps is currently back in a treatment facility after checking herself in last weekend. “Luann was surrounded by her girlfriends and decided — with their support — that in light of recent circumstances, it is the healthiest choice for her not to attend Tuesday’s reunion taping so that she can continue in her healing process,” Bethenny told People in a statement on Tuesday. “Luann is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart and who are working to make sure she gets the help she needs.”
The details of Luann’s plea deal were first reported by The Blast.
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