• Joe Giudice announced the launch of his legal consulting firm via Instagram
  • Social media users criticized Joe for his supposed lack of qualifications to run such a firm
  • Fans defended the former reality star, saying he has the experience to back him up

Joe Giudice has decided to make a business out of his personal experiences when he got jailed and deported, but some social media users questioned his qualifications.

The 49-year-old former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star announced on Instagram Tuesday the launch of his legal consulting firm’s website. He also teased that he’ll be sharing more about the company in the coming days.

“It’s finally here! I’m happy to announce that my consulting services site has finally launched! Stay tuned for more updates,” he captioned a video presentation of the services he is offering.

Based on the clip, Giudice will be providing legal advice on municipal criminal cases, state criminal cases, federal criminal cases, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), immigration, white-collar crimes and incarceration.

The slideshow, which featured photos of Joe and ex-wife Teresa Giudice attending their court hearings during their legal battles in the past, revealed at the end that the firm was already available for online coaching.

Unfortunately for Joe, many of his followers and other Instagram users were not impressed with his move. Several even slammed him for launching a legal advice outfit without having the credentials to back him up.

“Love you Joe, but this is a joke, right?” one asked.

“What are your qualifications?” another inquired.

“Do you have a license to practice law? Just because you went to jail it doesn’t make [you] a lawyer,” a third user wrote.

“No offense, but I would never seek legal advice from you even if it were free,” a different netizen added.

“He must be thinking since he spent big dollars on lawyers over the years he’s in the position to give out advice. He must have forgotten how they didn’t stop him from doing jail time or from being deported,” a fifth commented.

Despite the backlash, some of his fans voiced their support for him. They said that he has the experience, so he can provide insight into the legal matters that he also dealt with before.

“As someone who navigated these issues and has made a great life for himself after, I think he’s qualified to offer help in that realm. The same way parents who navigate adoption help others with the process. Experience is the ultimate education,” one fan wrote, defending Joe from the naysayers.

“Because he lived it and was surrounded by people that had those same issues, he probably has allot (sic) of insight and knowledge of what to do, what not to do and what is a waste of time and money,” another commented.

“For those laughing and calling this a joke, [you] are clueless to the fact that experience is what makes us the best teachers and coaches,” a third user stated.

“Congratulations!! Good luck,” a different fan wrote.

“Congrats Joe! That sounds awesome,” a fifth added.

Joe was deported to his home country, Italy, in 2019, after serving 41 months in prison for fraud charges and another seven months in an ICE detention center.

A year after he got deported, the Giudice patriarch revealed that he was banned from entering the U.S. again. “I was told I will never step foot in America again,” he said in an interview.

Late last year, Joe hired immigration attorney Jessica Cadavid to help him in his renewed efforts to gain entry to the U.S. In a statement to E! News, he explained that he would do everything to reunite with his daughters with Teresa.

Joe and Teresa share four daughters, Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 12. All of them are currently staying with their mom in New Jersey.

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Here, Teresa Giudice and husband Joe leave Newark federal court on Nov. 20, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Kena Betancur/Getty Images