Teresa Giudice Likely Won't Get 50 Years in Jail, But This Real Prediction Is Still Pretty Scary

We've all heard that Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice face up to 50 years in jail for the 39 counts of fraud they're facing, but we haven't known, until now, just how realistic that sentence really is. While most of us would love to see these two alleged liars and cheaters face the maximum sentence (is that bad?), Us Weekly talked to a lawyer and discovered that the typical sentence for someone facing these kinds of charges is around 18 to 36 months behind bars.

A year or two locked up is no 50, but it's still a really long time, especially if you have four young daughters at home. The Giudice girls, Gia, 12, Gabriella, 9, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 4, need somewhere to go if mom and dad are in the slammer and thankfully, a source claims that Teresa's brother Joe Gorga is willing to step up to the plate.

The Gorgas and the Giudices are like the modern day Capulets and Montagues, only the murders are more metaphorical, and there hasn't really been a star-crossed loved story. Suffice it to say, those, these two houses, both alike in indignity, do not get along.

We did learn in Season 1, however, that these New Jersey family are "tick as teeves", so it's as surprising as it isn't to hear that the Gorgas are willing and able to care for the Giudice girls if Teresa and Joe "go away", which is the Housewives' favorite euphemism for jail time.

But in the end, some shall be pardoned, and some punished: For never was a story of more woe, than this of Teresa and her bro, yo.