Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans Avoids Jail in Brawling Case

Classy mom tweets relief after getting a 30-day suspended sentence for beating up another girl in a fight caught on camera

By Natalie Finn Sep 09, 2011 8:40 PMTags
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Maybe the judge should have sentenced Jenelle Evans to charm school.

"F--k yes. !!!!! I WINNNNNNN ;)" the Teen Mom 2 star tweeted after receiving a 30-day suspended jail sentence and a year of probation for beating up a girl in a vicious catfight that not only went down in front of a group, but was captured on camera as well, back in March.

She was found guilty of simple affray and a charge of simple assault was dismissed.

Time to celebrate, right?!

"I'm done with court now :) that was my last charge," Evans also wrote, along with some words of wisdom: "@LargerThanWords: Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference. That factor is attitude."

Words to live by, indeed.

Evans has 12 months to not screw up or else face jail time. She was arrested last month for violating probation after one of her drug tests came back positive for marijuana and opiates, so the mother of 2-year-old Jayce hasn't exactly proven herself yet.

The North Carolina native was also fined $100 and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service and take an anger management class—and stay the heck away from all the girls involved in that brawl.

Brittany Truett, the gal on the receiving end of Evans' fist, was also found guilty of simple affray, as was Nicole Maggard, who helped get the beatdown party started. All three were given the same sentence.

"I was ecstatic about the outcome of the case," Evans' lawyer, Dustin Sullivan, told E! News. "You read reports of Evans being the bruiser and Brittany being the victim, but the judge found all of them equally culpable."

Evans, who's due back in court on Sept. 28 for a probation hearing, is doing "really well," Sullivan added. "She's been passing all her drug tests. She is in school at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington taking classes Monday through Friday."

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum