Teresa and Joe Giudice Hope to Stagger Any Prison Sentence to Take Care of Their Children

Posted Thursday March 6, 2014 1:30 AM GMT

Though they've both plead guilty to fraud charges, it's unclear what the legal penalties will be for Teresa and Joe Giudice.

However, the stars of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" are hoping they can make sure they can still take care of their children.

According to Joe's attorney Miles Feldstein, "Because of substantial hardship with the kids, we are hoping staggering of sentences does occur. I've had it in a few cases where both parents are sentenced to jail time but we stagger the time so both parents are not away from their kids at once."

The confident legal eagle adds, "We're hoping Teresa does not go to jail. The great likelihood is that Joe will get some jail time. There's no doubt about it. It's just a matter of how long."

However, there's an even worse possibility for the cookbook author's husband, as Feldstein continues, "Joe could be deported. I think it would be a tremendous injustice, given that he's been here since he was 1 year old. His parents and brothers have been naturalized, and Teresa and the children are citizens."

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