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Meek Mill Out Solitary Confinement Bail Hearing Canceled

Tweet Share Meek Mill was relieved from solitary confinement but his planned bail hearing was revoked. Earlier this week, Meek Mill’s attorney filed legal docs asking for the rapper to be taken out of solitary confinement and place with the general population of the local state prison he is being housed. In his legal docs, the rapper argued that he is in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day and that can be detrimental his human psyche and bad for his creativity and active lifestyle. Authorities say they put him there to protect him from the rest of the prison inmates, but Meek says that he will be respected because of his celebrity status and his work in the community. Meek Mill was moved subsequently moved to another prison all entirely, TMZ reported. In that undisclosed prison...

Meek Mill Attorney Files Motion To Toss Out Sentence

Tweet Share Meek Mill‘s attorney has filed legal docs for his controversial sentence to be thrown out. Since Judge Genece Brinkley handed down the sentencing last week, the Philly rapper has been fighting for his freedom and his supporters have been outraged about it. TMZ reported that Meek Mill does not just want his sentencing to be overturned, he also wants his entire probation to be terminated. In his legal docs, Meek is arguing that the 2-4 years sentence is tainted by a vendetta that the judge has against him. The rapper also filed a motion to have the judge booted from the case. The Dreamchaser rapper’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, also argued in both motion that the two arrests earlier this year that the artist was found guilty of violating his probation were all dismissed f...

Meek Mill Rocks Beard As He Starts Prison Sentence

Tweet Share A bearded Meek Mill turned himself into authorities on Wednesday to start serving his 2-4 years prison sentence. Earlier this week, Meek Mill was given up to 4 years sentence for probation violation, a ruling that shocked everyone including the prosecutor and his probation officer who both recommended no prison time. The name of the prison where the rapper will be serving his time is not yet known but he will be doing time in a state prison. Meek’s mugshot went viral on social media today for his beard and wide-eyed look. Meek Mill’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, called out the judge calling her bias while claiming that she was motivated by a vendetta against the rapper to hand down the heavy-handed sentence. Joe Tacopina also revealed that he will be appealing the senten...

Meek Mill To Appeal Judge Heavy Handed Sentencing For Parole Violation

Tweet Share Meek Mill plans to appeal a judges “heavy handed” sentencing of up to four years in state prison for parole violation. The rapper got the shocking news when he turned up for a court hearing in Philadelphia on Monday this week. One of Meek’s attorneys, Joe Tacopina, says there are grounds to appeal the sentencing which he calls bias and heavy handed. According to Tacopina, the judge is from the same section of Philly where Meek is from and has a grudge against the rapper for the past few years. During a meeting in the judges chamber last year, the female judge suggested that Meek Mill did a remake of Boyz II Men’s classic “On Bended Knee” and give her a shout-out and the rapper refused to do it. The lawyer claims that the judge had a grudge w...

Meek Mill Scores Legal Victory In Assault Case Dismissed

Tweet Share Meek Mill scored his second legal victory this month after getting his airport assault case dismissed. This is the second W for the Philly rapper in October in the courts. Earlier this month, he struck a deal in a traffic case in New York City which sees him walking away with just community service. Back in March of this year, he was slapped with a misdemeanor assault charge in St. Louis after getting into an altercation with a fan who claimed that he just wanted to take a picture with the rapper. Just like his NYC traffic case, Meek Mill struck a deal with prosecutors which will see him doing some more community service, TMZ reported. His high profile lawyer, Joe Tacopina, confirmed the news yesterday. For the traffic case, Meek will have that record wiped clean from his name,...