While Kody Brown and brides Meri, Janelle, Christine and newest addition Robyn await their fate concerning possibly felony bigamy charges, the “Sister Wives” stars have secured a new lawyer with a positive outlook.
On Wednesday, constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley announced that he’s now representing the reality TV family and briefly addressed their potential case on his blog.
“Bigamy is a third-degree felony under Utah law punishable with up to five years in jail,” Turley wrote. “Prior prosecutions for polygamy have involved allegations of child abuse or child brides, which are clearly not present in this case. The use of this statute to prosecute the Browns would be in my view unconstitutional.”
In quotes published in the Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq., Turley went on to explain that the TLC show featuring the Brown family shouldn’t play a part where prosecutors are concerned.
"I remain hopeful that prosecutors will use their discretion and not pursue this family with criminal charges,” the attorney stated. “This is a television program; there is no reason to move it from the television guide to the criminal docket. ... It would be rather curious to prosecute one family out of thousands simply because they have been on television”