The popular TV reality show "Teen Mom" shows Pennsylvania viewers the real-life drama of teenage parents. One star of the show had been facing four criminal charges including assault, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Those criminal charges came after she and her ex-boyfriend were arrested in connection with allegations of domestic violence in their home. When police arrived to the scene, they discovered less than one-half ounce of marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia.
All of the criminal charges against her have recently been dismissed. In this case, it may have been that the teen mom was able to convince prosecutor s that her ex-boyfriend was ultimately responsible for the drugs and the physical assault. She has since been able to secure a no-contact order against him so that he is now prevented from having any contact with the reality star, at least for the next year.
Interestingly, this is not the first time that this teen mom has successfully faced criminal charges. In fact, she has been charged 24 times, and all but one time the charges have been dismissed.
This story should give hope to anyone in Pennsylvania who has been arrested and charged with drug crimes. Drug charges can be successfully defended against, despite evidence that may point towards guilt. In fact, as this case shows, those accused of drug crimes do not always end up in jail, even when someone has an extensive record with the police department.
Hopefully, this young teen mom can move on with her life now that she can put these criminal charges behind her.
Source: E! Online, "Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans Gets Drug, Assault Charges Dismissed," Baker Machado and Gina Serpe, Aug. 27, 2012