90 Day Fiance Larissa Dos Santos Lima was found guilty in Las Vegas court today. Colt Johnson and his mom, Debbie Johnson, were there in court and Larissa’s boyfriend Eric Nichols was also at LV Justice Court as she faced the music today. If you’re not current on this reality show hot mess, this was Larissa’s third arrest for domestic battery. Soap Dirt was in court today with Larissa, Colt, and Debbie with exclusive comments from the parties. Here is what went down in court and what’s next for Larissa Dos Santos Lima.
90 Day Fiance: Larissa Dos Santos Lima Guilty – Shows Late to Court
Soap Dirt had a reporter in court today and they observed Larissa Dos Santos Lima arriving with her attorney, the DUI Doctor Adam Vander Heyden. Our staffer said the 90 Day Fiance star, Larissa seemed very nervous and was fidgeting. She chose a seat across the court room: from Colt Johnson and Debbie Johnson. They arrived almost an hour before her. Meanwhile, Larissa showed up after the time she was due at 8:30 am.
In the end, the judge found her guilty, but Judicial Officer Melisa De La Garza cut the Brazilian a pretty sweet deal. Particularly considering this was the 90 Day Fiance celebs third arrest on the same charge. The judge reduced the charge to disorderly conduct and so long as Larissa Dos Santos Lima follows, she won’t be in trouble with the court for this charge. However, it is a criminal conviction that could matter to her immigration case.
Will Larissa Dos Santos Lima Go to Jail?
This hearing for the 90 Day Fiance star was classified as “negotiations” not a full-blown criminal trial. In fact, while Colt Johnson was on hand, he did not take the stand to testify about the events of the night of his then-wife’s arrest. The charge was reduced from domestic battery to disorderly conduct and Larissa must pay a $345 fine.
The judge also delivered a 90 day suspended sentence with time served. What that means is that if Larissa follows the other directions of the court, she will not be sent to jail. The nights she already spent in jail will suffice. However if the 90 Day Fiance celeb fails to follow court instructions, she will have to serve the 90 days. That is essentially on hold pending her follow-up with the judge’s directive.
What’s Next for Larissa – Domestic Violence Counseling and Community Service
In addition to the modest fine, 90 Day Fiance ex-wife Larissa must attend six months of domestic violence counseling in the form of weekly classes. She will also do 48 hours of community service. The judge also cautioned her that second and third violations on the same charge bring enhanced penalties. The judge ordered her to stay out of trouble. Plus, Larissa signed a statement saying she understood the ruling and next steps.
There’s also another day in court set for Larissa Dos Santos Lima. The judge ordered a court return in 30 days with four classes completed. But then her DUI Doctor lawyer said he couldn’t come at that date due to a conflict. So, then they changed the date to July 10 and she must have five classes completed. Larissa doesn’t have to attend so long as she meets the goals.
What 90 Day Fiance Stars Colt Johnson and Debbie Johnson Said in Court
This is the second time that 90 Day Fiance co-stars Colt Johnson and mom Debbie Johnson were in court for Larissa’s criminal charges. Only last time, the accused didn’t show. This time, abuse victim Colt got his day in court, although he didn’t take the stand. After the judge issued her finding, Soap Dirt can exclusively report that Colt Johnson gave his ex-wife a word of comfort.
He puts his arm on her shoulder as they walked out of the courtroom and he said “please stay out of trouble”. Then Debbie Johnson told Soap Dirt’s reporter “I’m glad Larissa is finally getting the help she needs”. Larissa’s new boyfriend and constant companion Eric Nichols was also in court but didn’t sit with her in the courtroom.
90 Day Fiance: Larissa Dos Santos Lima Still Faces Potential Immigration Issues
The final word is this. The judge found Larissa Dos Santos Lima guilty today. However, if she follows the court ruling, the charge will be reduced to disorderly conduct. But because it is a criminal conviction, the 90 Day Fiance may face an uphill battle staying in the US. Particularly if Colt Johnson didn’t file her green card adjustment of status application. Reportedly, he did not.
Larissa posted a pic of herself this week outside the Immigration office and seemed optimistic, but that was before the guilty verdict. So where the reality star gets to stay in America is up in the air still. In court, the DUI Doctor wanted it on the record that he is not an immigration attorney and doesn’t want this case to impact her immigration proceedings. But that’s up to USCIS, not him or Larrisa Dos Santos Lima.
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