Jessica Simpson's father changes plea in DUI case
- Photo: Sara De Boer/Retna Ltd.1 of 8
- Photo: WENN2 of 8
- Photo: Rob Kim/Retna Ltd.3 of 8
- Photo: MATT SAYLES/Invision/AP4 of 8
- Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage5 of 8
- Photo: Kabik/Retna Digital6 of 8
- Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com7 of 8
Jessica Simpson's father has avoided a potential prison sentence by pleading no contest to a drunk driving charge.
RELATED: Worst Celebrity Drivers
Former minister Joe Simpson, 54, was arrested in August on suspicion of driving under the influence after his car was stopped by police at a checkpoint in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
He initially entered a not guilty plea to the DUI charge, which left him facing up to a year behind bars if convicted, but he has now backtracked after striking a deal with prosecutors.
RELATED: Celeb Mug Shot Wall of Shame
Simpson's lawyer, Shawn Holley, attended a hearing at a Los Angeles court on Tuesday to enter a no contest plea on her client's behalf.
Under the terms of the deal, Simpson will be sentenced to three years probation and a fine, and he will also be ordered to attend an alcohol education class, according to TMZ.com.
Get out the vote
Diane Kruger, Margot Robbie, and Lindsay Lohan all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Katy Perry, Pink and the Kardashians take spring break early this year on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
David Beckham shares new underwear shots, and more celeb news on social media on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Jennifer Lopez dishes on super-steamy "Boy Next Door" sex scenes, getting in shape to strip down, awkward moments on set and more.Watch Video »
Check out Taylor Swift's A-list ladies night out with BFFs Karlie Kloss, Ellie Goulding, Cara Delevingne and more on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »