The Hip-hop world and the legal/justice system seems to have a very bad relationship that has lingered for a long time now.A huge number of rappers have found themselves victims of such legal intimidations. This results in their career either being squandered or their livelihood and freedom stripped away.Quite a number of these cases may have been justified, many sentences have been labeled as being unfair and malicious as is the case of the Philadelphia born rapper Meek Mill present legal battle.
Meek Mill who skyrocketed into the national rap scene after he got signed into the Maybach Music Group in 2011, a record label owned by Rick Ross. Meek has enjoyed a successful career as a well-known street rapper in hip-hop today, despite this achievement, Meek has most times being in the limelight for frequenting courtrooms, in 2008 Meek was convicted for drug and gun possession.
Meek Mill, who was meant to serve eight months in prison before he was being released on parole under a conclusion that he would serve five years on probation, has seen his shinning career come to a halt on multiple occasions parole for activities.
As regards,rapper Meek Mill present legal battle, we have compiled a timeline of his criminal case and all the events that have led to his current legal state.
Meek Mill arrested in Philadelphia for possession of arms-2008
In 2008, just before his stardom Meek was arrested in Philadelphia after the police found him in possession of drugs and firearms while he was walking to the corner store.He was heavenly beaten by the police a situation that led to him having a concussion.Surprisingly Meek was charged with assault after two police officers claimed that he tried to murder them with a weapon.Meek was to spend 11 to 23 months in prison.In 2009, Meek was released after he agreed to a five-year parole.
Meek Mill Arrested on Halloween-Oct.31,2012
During the 2012 Halloween, Meek Mill was arrested while driving in Philadelphia after the corps claimed marijuana was perceived from his car.Meek was released later the following day without charges.This later affected his Puma endorsement deal.this resulted in Meek mill suing the Philadelphia police department for privacy invasion and right violations.
Meek Mill violates parole-Dec.18,2012
Judge Genece Brinkley banned Meek Mill from traveling after he failed to stop scheduling performances after a previous hearing.
Meek Mill goes to court over possible parole violation-March.16,2013
On this day, rapper Meek Mill was made to appear in court by his probation officer Treas Underwood, after he claimed that the rapper left Pennsylvania without a detailed plan of his traveling destinations.
Rapper Meek Mill to attend Etiquette Classes-June 29,2013
Meek Mill fail into deep shit after statements he made on social media made his fans to send death threats to Treas Underwood(Meek’s probation officer) this prompted Judge Brinkley to order Meek Mill to attend Etiquette Classes.
Meek Mill probation cancellation-July 11,2014
On this day, Meek Mill’s parole was canceled by Judge Brinkley after she and the District Attorney termed Meek’s behavior questionable.Meek was meant to serve three to six months in prison and was eventually released on Dec.2,2014.
Meek Mill guilty of parole violation-Dec 17,2015
During this period Judge Brinkley charged Meek Mill for failure to report his traveling plans coupled with other bad attitudes in which he claimed unacceptably.
Meek Mill house arrest sentence-Feb 5,2016
Judge Brinkley sentenced Meek Mill to 90 days house arrest after he was found guilty of parole violation.The house arrest started March 1, 2016, and ended in June of that same year.Meek threw a “welcome party” to celebrate his release from house arrest.
Meek Mill charged with assault-March 15,2016
Nearly a year after Judge Brinkley released Meek from house arrest.The MMG rapper assaulted an airport employee trying to get a picture with him.Meek was not arrested but was charged with misdeameanor assault and was ordered to appear in court.Luckily for him, the charges were dropped in October.
Meek Mill on reckless endangerment charges-Aug 18,2017
Meek Mill got himself into trouble after videos of him pulling stunts on a dirt bike circulated virally on social media.NYPD charged Meek with reckless endangerment, these charges were dropped under the condition that he stays out of trouble for six months.
Meek Mill sentenced to two to four years in prison-Nov 6,2017
Rapper Meek Mill present legal battle with the state Meek will be facing two to four years in state prison the charges were released during a parole hearing.this was as a result of multiple hearing committed during the year, Rapper Meek Mill present legal battle entails he will be taken into custody immediately.So far, many entertainers and most of his friends have pledged their support for the rapper and many are lending him words of support via social media.