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The former Real Housewives of Orange County star’s son has been released from jail after pleading guilty to lesser charges in his attempted murder case.
“Josh’s ordeal in jail nearly broke his spirit,” Waring’s attorney Joel Garson told PEOPLE. “We are grateful the prosecution team was able to carefully consider all of the problems it had with the case, as well as the equities in favor of Josh and offer us a plea deal that got Josh out immediately.”
“He was looking at a potential sentence of 65 years to life, and getting out today will mark the beginning of a new life for him. Because of Josh’s case, and with a very patient judge, we were able to expose the illegal practice of taping attorney-client telephones calls here in Orange County by the Sheriff’s Department and reveal the cruel treatment of inmates by the Sheriff’s Department. We only hope the lessons of Josh’s case will help other inmates.”
Garson had previously tried to convince a judge to release Waring after it was revealed that authorities were eavesdropping on Waring’s conversations from jail with lawyers, The Orange County Register reported in March 2019. Waring filed a claim against Orange County, demanding $1.4 million, The Blast reported.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the recordings were made in error, The Blast reported. Attorney Nicholas Kohan, who is handling the lawsuit regarding the tapped calls, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment and the status of the case is not immediately clear.
Garson explained that his client was awarded time served and was released on March 6, 2020.
Waring has been behind bars since 2016 after being arrested and accused of shooting a man named Daniel Lopez outside a sober living home in Costa Mesa, California. Lopez survived the gunshot.
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