Meek Mill’s Retrial Delayed Because Of His Lawyer
Meek Mill will have to wait a little longer to find out if he’ll be retried on drug and weapons charges from over a decade ago. Billboard reports that the judge’s decision was delayed Tuesday after Mill’s lawyer asked for more time.
Brian McMonagle, Meek’s lawyer, asked the judge for the additional time to review the case. It was rescheduled for August 27. Judge Leon Tucker allowed Meek to stay out on bail in the meantime.
The 32-year-old rapper has spent the past 11 years on probation due to the charges. Meek ended up in jail for a combined 10 months over that time due to “technical violations.”
“It could be like making a U-turn; police contact is actually a technical violation,” Meek explained last week during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “They call it a technical violation because it’s not actually committing crime.”
Last month, a Philadelphia court overturned Mill’s 2008 conviction. The three-judge panel cited new evidence of corruption in his original case, advising that it would likely lead to an acquittal should a retrial take place.
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