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. (Published Friday, Feb 21, 2014)

    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.

    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. (Published Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013)

    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 Has Passed 8 Drug Tests: Judge

    [MI] Penelope Soto Has Passed 8 Drug Tests: Judge
    Penelope Soto, 18, attended a status hearing where it was revealed she's passed eight drug tests and has attended all counseling sessions following her arrest earlier this month. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeffrey Rosinek and Soto – who made national headlines for flipping the bird at another judge during her bond hearing – spoke in court Monday. (Published Monday, Feb 25, 2013)

    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

    Penelope Soto Tells Judge She Is Starting To Work Toward GED

    [MI] Penelope Soto Tells Judge She Is Starting To Work Toward GED
    Penelope Soto returned to Miami-Dade court Friday to show she's been making progress following her arrest on a Xanax possession charge last month. She told Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri Cohen that she is starting to work toward a GED, and said she is doing clerical work. (Published Friday, Mar 22, 2013)

    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.