Jersey Shore Star Ronnie Pleads Not Guilty In Assault Case

February 15, 2011

In court on Monday, the Jersey Shore star started his court battle over the one punch knockout from September 2009. Ronnie pleads not guilty for assault and will try to put it all behind him. What’s next for the celeb? Keep reading below for all the details, including more photos and videos.

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About a year and a half ago the cast of the show was out partying and after some words were exchanged, Mr. Ortiz gave a hard hitting punch to Stephen Izzo. They have apparently been trying to settle the matter since then, but now he has to prove it to a judge.

In December of last year the Jersey Shore star was indicted for one count of third-degree aggravated assault. His team claims this was not expected as they were trying to solve the issue out of court.

“This comes as a complete shock to us, as far as we know, our attorneys have been in contact with the prosecutors office and we are waiting to see the documents.”

Now this week he has to tell the court his stance and Ronnie pleads not guilty. His assault case will be picked back up on March 7th. That is when we will find out if a jury finds him as innocent, or if he will be sentenced with up to 5 years in jail. Things are already looking a little shaky for him as he showed up late for the hearing and did not impress Judge Stephanie Wauters.

The altercation was caught on video and aired on the show the following January. With that evidence and the star’s background and record, I am not sure he will get off easy. However, his attorney, Joseph Raia is trying to get his client into a “pretrial intervention program” which could possibly allow his case to be dismissed. We will have to see how things work out next month.

What do you think about Jersey Shore star Ronnie pleading guilty to the assault charges? Do you think he has any chance of side stepping legal consequences? After you take a look at these pictures and video of the fight and an interview, leave me your comments below.

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Photos:, Judy Eddy

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One Response to “Jersey Shore Star Ronnie Pleads Not Guilty In Assault Case”

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    Sandy Says:

    Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie (shaking my head)