In the state of Florida, Kodak Black had two charges dropped against him, giving the performing artist a breath of fresh air. Hot New Hip Hop reported today that the incarcerated rapper received some good news regarding his weapon charges.
Authorities have claimed that several of the weapons charges have been dismissed. During a conversation with the Miami-Date State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Kodak’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, managed to present the rapper’s case in a favorable way.
The prosecutors dropped two counts of the charge accusing Kodak Black of having in his possession a gun while “prohibited.” The charges, together, could’ve put the rapper behind bars for 15 years.
Cohen said the government wanted Kodak Black to get drug treatment, however, it was difficult to do on account of the open case and the maximum-security prison in which he has been staying.
Reportedly, the prosecutors overseeing the case thought it was best to drop some of the charges so Kodak Black could be sent to a different prison and also receive drug treatment.
As it was previously reported, Kodak Black was serving a four-year prison sentence after he lied on an application to buy a gun. Currently, he’s staying in Big Sandy in Kentucky, which is one of the toughest maximum-security prisons in the nation.
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#Repost @lawronin ・・・ @kodakblack State Weapons Charges Dismissed. I need to talk about how this came about, because I always talk about #judicialreform and #judicialfairness . @saomiami and her team, did something alot of State Attorneys wouldn't do, listened to what is fair. The conversation we all had about #kodakblack wasn't in regards to why I thought the case was good for me or why Mrs. Rundle felt the case was good for the State. It was about what was fair and how we could both help Bill get the court ordered rehabilitation treatment. I am hard on people I feel treat my clients unfairly, but I am also ready to admit when they do something not just right, but extraordinary in my opinion. Mrs. Rundle @saomiami has gained a fan, and not because she dismissed Bills case, but because of the way she handled doing it, with compassion and recognizing that Bill isn't a lost cause, he is by no means perfect, but I know he will prevail if he gets the assistance the Federal Court Ordered and moved to a lower security closer prison. I also want to thank @legalsicario for putting us all together and for Robert Buschel Esq. @wsj @foxnews @nydailynews @nytimes @nypost @sunsentinel @miamiherald @hiphopnation @hiphopistheculture @usatoday @snipergangapparel @1804jackboy @shaunking @real_sharpton @revwon @lawyerforworkers @newtimesbroward @miaminewtimes @ebonymagazine @xxl @pitchfork @saomiami @kathyfndzrundle #miamidadesao #miami #kodakblack #kodak #judicialreform #prisonreform #prison #justicereform #fairtreatment #hiphop #rap
Kodak Black’s case has been at the top of entertainment news headlines repeatedly over the last few months, including when images of him being transported to a different location were revealed.
Hot New Hip Hop discovered an Instagram post from DJ Akademiks in which Kodak Black was being taken to a different cell. Around the same time, Kodak claimed to be a victim of abuse from cruel guards. Bradford, due to the purported severity of the rapper’s situation, reached out for help from Meek Mill and Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian and Meek Mill, together, have been fighting for criminal justice reform in the United States. The latter of which served time in a penitentiary as well after he violated his parole to shoot a music video in which he was riding a motorcycle.