Philly rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to 2-4 in prison after a Philadelphia judge ruled that he violated his probation, according to CBS 3’s Joe Holden.
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) November 6, 2017
Earlier this year, Mill (born Robert Rihmeek Williams) was arrested on a couple of occasions. In March, Meek was charged with assault after getting into a physical altercation with a fan in a St. Louis airport.
A few months after that, police arrested the rapper in New York and charged him with reckless endangerment after a video surfaced of him riding his quad bike through the streets of upper Manhattan.
Both of those cases were dropped, but on Monday a judge ruled that Meek still violated his terms of probation. Mill’s probation stems from a 2008 drug and gun conviction. He originally served eight months and was released.
In 2016, a judge extended Mills probation for six months and placed him under house arrest for 90 days after he left Pennsylvania to play a show without first getting court approval.
What is a probation violation?
Obviously, when you are put on probation, there are a number of conditions you must comply with. The conditions may come from the court when probation is set, or from the probation officer that you are required to report to.
In addition to adhering to the conditions of your probation, a person on probation is also supposed to stay out of trouble. That is why breaking a federal law or state law is considered a serious violation.
I’m not going to lie. I thought the judge would take it easy on Meek since both of the cases against him were dropped — but I was wrong. However, I think it’ll be interesting to see how much time Meek actually spends behind bars. I really don’t think it will be four years. But I could be wrong again.