On July 30, Joe rejected a plea deal from the state of New Jersey after he was accused of using his brothers identification in order to get a new license after his own license had been suspended following a 2010 DUI charge.
RadarOnline reports that the state had offered Joe 5 years in state prison, but Giudice instead chose to stand trial. He is due back in court on October 1 to set a date for the trial to start.
Joe is being charged with one count of second-degree wrongful identity and one count of fourth-degree impersonation. If he is convicted of both crimes he could face up to 10 years in prison.
Instead, Joe is seeking probation, based on the fact that he has no prior criminal convictions.