Jessica Simpson's Dad Joe Simpson Charged With DUI; Faces 6 Months In Jail

Access Hollywood
Jessica Simpson and Joe Simpson attend the grand opening of the Casino Club in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on July 2, 2010 -- Getty Images

Joe Simpson - Jessica and Ashlee Simpson's father - was charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence on Tuesday, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

The 54-year-old's two counts carry a maximum penalty of 36 months of probation, six months in jail and $1000 fine for each charge, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Attorney told Access.

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Simpson's counts would be combined if convicted on both, leaving him with up to six months in jail.

He is scheduled for arraignment on August 30.

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As previously reported on, Simpson was arrested at approximately 10:15 PM on August 4. He was stopped at Ventura Blvd. and Columbus Ave. in Sherman Oaks, Calif., a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told Access on Friday.

He was taken into custody and released the following day.

Simpson's bail was $5,000.

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