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Former MTV reality show star Amber Portwood's probation violation has landed her back in jail. The ex-Teen Mom may face a jail sentence of up to two years - it's up to the judge to decide at this point.
The now 21-year-old mother has faced mounting legal woes. She came under scrutiny when she was shown beating up former fiancé Gary Shirley on TV.
She later pled guilty to the assault and was sentenced to probation in June 2011.
If she had fully complied with the terms of her probation, Portwood likely would have avoided all future legal woes stemming from her attack on Shirley.
Unfortunately, she didn't exactly stay out of trouble. According to The Daily Mail:
Portwood will now have to report to a judge. Prosecuting attorneys will have to prove that Portwood did violate terms of the probation.
The Teen Mom star also has legal rights, and can try to defend herself during the hearing.
The judge will then decide what sentences is appropriate given the violations. The judge may look to whether or not the individual is a repeat offender, or the nature of the offense.
It is unclear what will happen to the Teen Mom star's custody arrangement for her daughter. CPS recently closed its investigation and granted Portwood joint custody, reports The Daily Mail.
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