As Teresa Giudice's prison sentence draws near, sources say the reality star-turned-felon is beginning to panic.
At first, Teresa tried to get out of going to prison altogether - an impossibility under the terms of her plea deal - and now she's moved on to trying to push back the first day of her sentence as much as possible.
And how is Teresa attempting to delay the inevitable? By exploiting her husband's drinking problem, of course!
Yes, Teresa reportedly believes that if she can convince a judge that Joe Giudice needs rehab, the court will push back the start of her sentence until he's done with his treatment.
"Teresa wants Joe to go to rehab first," a source tells Radar. "Teresa's lawyers would then ask the judge to delay the surrender date because their wouldn't be a parent in the house to take care of their four daughters."