D'Angelo Pleads Guilty

D’Angelo has reportedly pleaded guilty to marijuana possession

and driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday (April 13), charges stemming

from a January traffic stop in Richmond, Virginia.

The Virginia-born R&B singer, whose real name is Michael

Eugene Archer, was fined $250 Wednesday (April 13) and ordered to a 90-day suspended

jail term for the DUI conviction, according to the Associated Press.

He was also fined $50 on the marijuana charge and given a 10-day

suspended jail term.

D’Angelo waived his preliminary hearing on another charge

of cocaine possession, which is a felony. The singer’s driver’s

license was suspended for a year for the DUI conviction and for an additional

six months for the marijuana charge.

When D’Angelo was pulled over in Richmond in January,

he was charged with driving under the influence. During a search of his vehicle,

authorities said they found marijuana and .029 grams of cocaine.

D’Angelo has appealed the marijuana and DUI convictions

to Chesterfield Circuit Court in what authorities called a strange legal move.