Meek Mill Denied Emergeny Hearing For Probation Violation
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.21.2014
He'll be in jail until September...
Meek Mill may be in jail when his new album is released on September 9th. Billboard reports that a judge rejected his lawyer's request for an emergency hearing after he was jailed for three to six months for violating probation.
The judge in the case shot down the request, which means that he will not receive a hearing until September. Judge Genece Brinkley said her court schedule didn't allow for an earlier hearing and rejected a request to let another judge hear the case. Mill's probation was determined to be violated after he failed to provide his probation officer with a working phone number, booked out-of-town shows without permission, was disrespectful to officers and prosecutors and posed with a gun for a picture on Instagram.
Mill's lawyer said, "All I'm asking for is a hearing to learn why (his jailing) is constitutional and they won't even give me that." He plans to file a writ of mandamus, asking a higher court to hold an emergency hearing. They are arguing that Mill did nothing that constitutes a violation and that his jailing is unconstitutional because Brinkley failed to hold two hearings and provide its client with a written notice of his violations before jailing him.