August 16, 2012 15:50 IST
Showbiz patriarch Joe Simpson - who is the father-and-manager of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson - was arrested on August 4, 2012 in California and the Los Angeles City Attorney has now filed two misdemeanor counts of Driving Under Influence against him, which carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison.
If convicted of both counts, Joe - who blew .12 on a breathalyser test, .04 higher than the legal limit - could also face up to 36 months probation and a $1,000 fine.
Joe Simpson's case is scheduled to go before a judge later this month.
Joe Simpson was stopped by officers on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, at around 10 pm on August 4, 2012 and the police thought he was intoxicated so arrested him.
He was booked and spent the rest of the night in a cell. He was released at 9:41am the following day and did not have to post bail.
On the day Joe Simpson was arrested for Driving Under Influence, his daughter Jessica Simpson - who gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew in May - was discussing how she now opts for water instead of alcohol at weekends.
She tweeted: "Responsibility has drastically changed my life! Saturday night drink of choice ... WATER! :) (sic)"