It’s been reported Carlos Tevez will seek to have his community service punishment thrown out in court.
Tevez, 29, who signed for Serie A champions Juventus this week for £10m, was ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work my magistrates in April for defying a driving ban.
The former Manchester City forward broke UK traffic laws and was handed a six-month ban in January after a hat-trick of monitoring offenses.
It’s understood a large part of the unpaid work remains unfinished pending his move to Italy, which makes it difficult for its completion.
As a result of his move to Italy, Tevez will hope to be handed a reduced or alternative punishment, as his legal team are understood to be seeking re-sentencing hearing.
It’s thought they will argue that the transfer has led to a change of circumstances but the move could backfire if he’s given a prison sentence instead.
A source close to Tevez told the Manchester Evening News that he was ‘going back to court’ to seek a re-sentence.
Probation bosses have already warned that he must complete the full 250 hours community service within the allocated 12 months or face further sanctions.
“We do not comment on individuals,” a Probation Service spokesperson said. “Offenders must serve the sentences handed down to them by the courts. Anyone who fails to do so will have action taken against them.”