Amber Portwood’s Probation Update

Amber Portwood celebrated a milestone in the wake of her 2019 domestic violence conviction. Portwood was officially released from probation in April, nearly three years after she was arrested for allegedly wielding a machete in an altercation with Andrew Glennon in July 2019.

Indiana court records obtained via The SunPortwood was given a probation of more than 2 years in late 2019. He successfully completed it.” her probation and was discharged from probation on Tuesday, April 26. The records also revealed that Portwood completed a 26-week Batterer’s Intervention Program and paid a fine of $1,285. Amid the completion of her probation, per the court records, the no contact order against Glennon was also terminated, with the records sharing that Portwood did not violate the order.

“She had submitted 21 negative drug test results and didn’t miss a scheduled screening or test positive for illicit drugs or alcohol.” the court records stated. “A probationer who has successfully completed all terms is released from probation.”

Portwood had been sentenced to 906 days probation after she accepted a plea deal in October 2019 in connection to the case. The MTV reality star was initially arrested in July 2019 after an argument with Glennon allegedly turned violent while he held their son James, who was only a year old at the time. During the incident, according to records, Portwood allegedly used a machete. Shortly after the incident, Portwood denied using a machete, telling Dr. Drew Pinsky in an interview, “To help myself, I literally chose to leave a drug court long ago. You don’t know why I would jeopardize… haven’t heard from me in a while, haven’t gotten into trouble once. And now I’m running for him with a machete. You’re insane.”

Portwood was originally charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. However, in October 2019, she agreed to a plea deal. Under the terms of that agreement, Portwood was sentenced to 906 days probation.

The completion of her probation comes amid her heated custody battle with Glennon. In February 2021, Portwood requested overnight visitation with James, and in May 2021, Glennon was ordered to pay a $500 fine after being held in contempt of court amid the battle. After the former couple was ordered by an Indiana judge to submit a “10 panel urine drug screen” in January,They went on trialThe first week in March

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