Fans will recall that the Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador was involved in a hit-and-run back in September that resulted in her getting a DUI.
In the incident, she smashed her car into a concrete planter at someone’s home and then fled the scene with her dog. Now, it seems the RHOC star and her legal team feel she was treated unfairly because of her fame from the show.
After the hit-and-run incident, Shannon broke her silence on her official Instagram by sharing a message via a video. In the October video, she said that she would open up soon and be completely honest and transparent about what happened.
Now, Radar Online has obtained a court brief where her attorney, Micheal L. Fell, claims the Orange County District Attorney treated Shannon unfairly because of her fame.
Shannon and her defense team feel this way because there was a “search and seizure” clause added to her probation. This allows law enforcement to conduct inspections of her home and property without a warrant. Her attorney called the clause “highly unusual.”
Fell had this to say about the matter in the brief: “Shannon Beador is being treated differently from any other individual facing the same charges.”
He continued, “The undersigned is aware that the Court has been a judicial officer for over 35 years and feels confident that it has never rendered such a sentence down to any first-time DUI offender. It is further surprising that on a general misdemeanor case that did not involve drugs and/or weapons that the prosecutor would ask the court to offer informal probation with a term and condition of search and seizure.”
Additionally, regarding Shannon from RHOC fleeing the scene with her dog, she went to get her phone in order to call for help after the hit and run happened. It should also be noted that Shannon paid the homeowner for the damages to their property, and they decided not to pursue charges. This means there is no civil matter in her case.
Only time will tell how Shannon’s probation will play out in the coming months.