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Carlos Tevez risks a suspended prison sentence

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Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman has warned Carlos Tevez that he is in risk of being handed a suspended prison sentence if he fails to fulfil his community service order that he received for motoring offences.

The Argentinian international moved from Manchester City to Italian champions Juventus on a three-year deal, however he still has to resolve an issue with the court regarding driving while disqualified and without insurance.

He has started the 250 hours of community service he has been given, however most of those hours are still outstanding.

Freeman, a lawyer who has represented numerous sporting figures accused of motoring offences, outlined the process and options now facing Tevez and warned that the former City player could yet face a custodial sentence if the matter is not resolved.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "The order would need to be revoked and the judge would re-sentence him and unless he seriously impresses the judge.

"The judge is not going to look upon him benevolently and the sort of sentence he is likely to receive is one of custody.

"So the onus is really on him to show the judge that he's taken the order responsibly and seriously.

"He might even need to ask Juventus if he can to delay his start of training to be on the July 12, because of course he's only got about two weeks," he continued.

However, the player's legal team could attempt to increase the amount of time he can do of his community service per week to 60/70 hours.

The worst case scenario for Tevez would be an English prison sentence for failing to do his community service.

 

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