Meek Mill's Lawyers Fight Ruling As Judge Blast's Rapper Over His Son
(AllHipHop News) Meek Mill's lawyers were in court yesterday (December 4th), fighting for their client's freedom once again.
Lawyers for the Philly rap artist filed an appeal, after the previous ruling on Friday, which effectively keeps Meek locked up for 2 to 4 years.
Judge Genece Brinkley announced her ruling on Friday (December 2nd), claiming failed drug tests, fights and listing false addresses were enough to violate Meek and send him back to prison.
Additionally, Jude Brinkley ruled that Meek was a danger to society due to his reckless behavior.
“From his original arrest, conviction, and sentence on drug and gun charges in 2009 to his August 2017 arrest for endangering the citizens of New York City, defendant has demonstrated that he continues to pose a great risk to the safety of others in Philadelphia and throughout the country,” Judge Brinkley wrote in a ruling that was released to the public yesterday (December 4).
“Defendant claims to be involved in his son’s life; however, significantly, his son does not reside in Philadelphia County,” the judge continued in her response.
“One look at any travel schedule previously submitted to the court would belie that claim as defendant was often not even in the Philadelphia area because this court allowed defendant to travel outside Philadelphia while on probation," Judge Brinkley wrote. "Likewise, defendant’s ties to his mother, who resides in New Jersey, are questionable for the same reason.”
The rap star's lawyers have contested Judge Brinkley's ruling, in a new appeal to Pennsylvania's Superior Court.
Meek's lawyers remain adamant that Judge Brinkley is treating him unfairly, for her own personal gain.
“We are very disappointed with Judge Brinkley’s decision to deny Mr. Williams bail, which continues her long pattern of unfair treatment of him,” Meek's lawyer Joe Tacopina told Philly.com . “As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail – a conclusion [prosecutors] did not oppose.”