The latest on Jeff Hardy: Next hearing in DUI case delayed

According to PWInsider, Jeff Hardy’s scheduled hearing before Volusia County Court that was scheduled for August 17 was pushed back for 60 days from Wednesday after a request from Hardy’s lawyers, who also waived his right to a speedy trial in regard to his DUI arrest this past June in Florida.  

Hardy filed a written plea of not guilty filed with the court back on June 28.  At the time, the filing also noted, “Defendant, Jeffrey Nero Hardy, pursuant to rules 3.160(a), Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, waives arraignment by filing this written plea of not guilty. Albritton v. White, 948 So. 2d 852, 854 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007). Defendant further waives the right to be present at all pretrial conferences.”

In the motion to have the hearing pushed back, Hardy’s lawyers noted:

“Mr. Hardy is charged by Information with one count of Driving in Violation of Driver’s License Restriction; one count of Driving While License Canceled, Suspended or Revoked; and one count of Driving Under the Influence (third offense).

The State of Florida tendered discovery August 2, 2022.

Undersigned counsel requests additional time to review discovery and compile mitigation.”

It was noted that the prosecution did not object.  Further more it was stated that there is, at this time, no new court date scheduled. However, it is being said the new date would likely be scheduled for late-October or early November.

Hardy is currently in treatment according to AEW CEO and President Tony Khan. He made the announcement of Hardy’s treatment during a media call to promote Forbidden Door. Hardy is indefinitely suspended without pay by AEW.  Khan said that the suspension will stand until Hardy undergoes treatment and is able to maintain his sobriety.