Penelope Soto, Girl Who Gave Miami-Dade Judge The Finger, Has Hearing in Drug Court

Penelope Soto, 18, has passed all of the drug tests mandated by the court

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    Penelope Soto is sentenced to 30 days behind bars for giving Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat the middle finger during a bond court appearance.

    The South Florida teen who flipped off a Miami-Dade judge during an infamous courthouse confrontation appeared in court Friday afternoon for a hearing on her drug rehabilitation.

    Penelope Soto, 18, has passed all of the drug tests mandated by the court, and Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri Cohen said she was happy with her progress.

    Soto made national news during a Feb. 4 bond hearing before Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat when she was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after cursing and giving him the middle finger.

    VIDEO: See Woman Give Judge the Middle Finger

    Penelope Soto Returns to Court

    [MI] Penelope Soto Returns to Court
    Penelope Soto, the woman who was sentenced to 30 days in jail for giving a Miami-Dade judge the middle finger, returns to court.

    The sentence was dropped four days later when Soto, who had been arrested on a Xanax possession charge, apologized to Rodriguez-Chomat. Her attorney said she had been impaired by her ingestion of drugs and alcohol when she made the obscene gesture.

    Penelope Soto Apologizes to Judge She Flipped Off

    During subsequent court appearances, it was revealed Soto had passed eight drug tests and was starting to work toward getting her GED.

    Soto is next due in court for another report hearing on June 28.