Tevez Risks Jail by Going Back to Court to Seek a Re-sentence of His Community Service.

Carlos Tevez.
Carlos Tevez.

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.”