Michelle goes to court *

Word out of the Santa Monica courthouse is that Michelle Delgadillo came in this morning, pleaded no contest and received twelve months probation on top of paying fines. Stories forthcoming. She had an outstanding arrest warrant from nine years ago for failing to appear in court on a citation for driving without insurance on a suspended license in an unregistered car.

* Media stories: LAT

City Attorney's office statement: After the jump.

Earlier today: Rocky and Michelle story getting good


LOS ANGELES - Nick Velasquez, spokesman for Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, today issued the following statement regarding Mrs. Delgadillo's efforts to resolve a 1998 bench warrant:

"Yesterday, it was confirmed that there was, until today, an active bench warrant for Michelle.

"This bench warrant was issued in 1998 * prior to her marriage - when Michelle failed to appear in court related to an incident in which she was cited for driving with a suspended license, and without valid registration or insurance.

"When she learned that this bench warrant was active, Michelle took immediate steps to remedy the situation.

"Earlier today, Michelle, joined by her personal attorney, appeared at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles Superior Court to accept responsibility for her actions.

"The Santa Monica City Attorney*s Office, which had jurisdiction over this matter, agreed that Michelle could resolve this matter by pleading "no contest" to one count of driving without a license (Vehicle Code Section 12500(a)).

"The court agreed to this disposition, and placed Michelle on 12 months summary probation on condition that she pay $431 in fines and penalties, drive with a valid California driver*s license, and valid insurance, and obey all laws.

"At the conclusion of the proceeding, the court withdrew the warrant and dismissed the remaining three counts of the complaint.

"Michelle is very sorry for what has happened, and has taken immediate steps to deal with this matter forthrightly."

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