MEMPHIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Judge Joe Brown, from the CBS television show of the same name, will serve a short jail sentence after turning himself in Thursday.
Brown, 68, was charged with contempt of court in Memphis, Tenn., in 2014 when he and the court judge entered a heated debate during a child custody hearing. At the time, the former reality star -- a real judge -- was working as a lawyer for a woman who asked him for his help.
He will serve a five-day sentence.
"I will not apologize for vigorously defending my client and demanding that the court follow the law," Brown said in a statement. "What I saw was a miscarriage of justice and I did what needed to be done. I will serve the time and I will continue to stand up and speak out for justice as I have done throughout my 40-year legal career. When our courts don't follow the rule of law, justice is in jeopardy for everyone."