Time to GTL in celebration—Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has managed to avoid a criminal conviction for his claim-to-fame boardwalk fight that was filmed and aired during the first season of MTV's Jersey Shore. Though it made for great television, of course, law enforcement didn't particularly see it that way as he was arrested and charged with assault after the fight occured.
In exchange for avoiding a criminal conviction, Ronnie must complete a "pretrial intervention program," which is basically probation without the criminal conviction. He has to stay out of trouble for 18 months (Sorry, producers!) and complete community service. If he does so without a hitch, the assault charges will be dropped and Ronnie can go back to fist-pumping in peace.
As long as he doesn't do it in anyone's face.
[Via Ashbury Park Press]