November 2012, criminal defense attorney to the stars, Shawn Holley, formally entered Joe Simpson into a no contest plea for his DUI charge he received months prior in August.  Around 10 in the evening, Joe Simpson, father of singing scarletts Jessica Simpson and Ashley Simpson, was arrested on Ventura Boulevard in L.A. for DUI (driving under the influence).  Papa Simpson reported he drank  just a few glasses of wine during dinner with his wife, however, Joe’s DUI breathalyzer test revealed a .13 BAC which is well above  California’s legal limit of .08.  He was arrested, charged with DUI, and was taken to the slammer.

Did criminal defense attorney, Shawn Holley, who has represented many A-listers like Lindsey Lohan, fight for Joe Simpson’s rights and get the best case resolution for his DUI?  Entering a no contest plead is essentially pleading guilty, which stinks for Joe who paid big bucks for his DUI lawyer!   Most likely defense attorney Holley did her best.  With DUI cases criminal defense attorneys look for evidentiary issues, examine police reports and police protocol, and try to discover defenses.  Pleading no contest was most likely Joe’s best option, he was truly DUI.

Simpson was sentenced to three years of probation, a fine of $390 dollars, and ordered to complete a three-month DUI alcohol education program.  Hopefully, Grandpa Simpson has learned his lesson and will stay home and help watch grandkids.  Congrats to Jessica Simpson who just announced she is preggers with baby number 2!


Published by S.O