Meek Mill risks spending nearly 2 years in jail for violating his probation.
The rapper is going to court on Monday for a couple of serious
probation violations in his drug and weapons case. Recall that he was
arrested in March for fighting at a St. Louis airport.
Then in August he was arrested again for recklessly driving his motorcycle in Harlem, New York City.
Meek’s airport case and reckless driving case were both thrown out on
October 2, with Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, telling TMZ that the
charges would be dropped if the star performed the number of community
service hours agreed in the deal.
Meek completed his community service at the Veteran’s Association in
Philadelphia. While the charges were dropped, they did breach the terms
of his ongoing drug and weapons case. In 2015, he
violated his probation by leaving Pennsylvania for a show without
getting approval from the court and because of this, he was put on house
arrest. The judge in the case made it clear that one false move and
he’ll drop the hammer on Meek.
Meek’s recent arrests are for crimes far more severe than
contravening a travel ban, so this means he is likely to endure a more
severe punishment than house arrest. It is believed that he could spend
around 20 months in prison.
The 30-year-old’s initial arrest occurred in 2008 when he was convicted
of drug dealing and gun possession and spent eight months in prison. He
has since faced numerous legal troubles for violating probation in the
years since his arrest and has been in-and-out of jail for short
month-long periods due to the violations.