Steve Wilkos asked the judge for some leniency in his first court appearance since he was charged with DUI.
Wilkos — flanked by his wife, Rachelle — showed up to court Monday in Darien, Conn. and his lawyer asked the judge to place him in a diversion program … if the judge signs off and Wilkos completes the program, his charges get dropped. Wilkos is due back in court April 16.
TMZ broke the story … Wilkos was hospitalized back in January after he said he was involved in a single car accident. His blood alcohol level was a shocking .29. Miraculously, he was not seriously injured.
Wilkos told TMZ he’s extremely remorseful and is already getting professional help.