Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Snooki Gets Fine, Community Service In Disorderly Conduct Case

'Thank you judge for understanding,' 'Jersey Shore' star tweets after sentencing.

"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, appeared in a Seaside Heights, New Jersey, courtroom on Wednesday (September 8) to face misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, creating a nuisance and being criminally annoying.

After a brief hearing, the judge in the case found that she was not guilty of criminal conduct in the July 30 incident and agreed to a deal in which Polizzi pleaded guilty to disturbing the quiet enjoyment of the beach, and the disorderly conduct and public nuisance counts were dismissed. Polizzi had earlier pleaded not guilty to all three charges. She was sentenced to two days of community service and fined $533.

"Ah never again! So scary...thank you judge for understanding, I'm very thankful for that! I can breath!" Snickers tweeted a half hour after leaving court.

Following the court appearance, Polizzi's lawyer, Ray Raya, said the entire incident was blown out of proportion and that it was simply the case of a young woman having some fun and a few drinks with her friends.

"She just acted silly on the beach that day," said Raya in a press conference streamed on TMZ following the hearing. "Her conduct was not criminal ... she stumbled into a couple of people on the beach."

Raya said it is the nature of Snooki's unique reality-TV celebrity that everywhere she goes, she draws a big crowd, and on the day in question he said she was being trailed by more than 300 people who were screaming her name and trying to get her attention. "It was an anomaly in an otherwise well-lived life," he said.