Judge Brinkley Sentenced Meek Mill from 2 to 4 Years in Prison
Meek Mill has been facing these charges for almost a decade.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Sadly, popular hip-hop artist Robert Williams aka Meek Mill will have to serve a two to four-year sentence for violating his parole, according to Billboard.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley mandated a verdict earlier today, after discovering a failed drug test, and failure to comply with a court order in regards to his travel restrictions. Judge Brinkley said that she tried everything in her power for almost a decade helping the 30-year-old rapper, but she claims that he does whatever he wants.
“I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court,” Brinkley told Williams in court.
However, the sentencing still came as a surprise, even though Williams has not been on drugs on since January, and he followed most of his parole requirements. Williams’ attorney Brian McMonagle plans to appeal the charges.
According to Philly.com, prior to the sentencing, Williams pleaded for his freedom, and wanted Brinkley to know “technical probation violations” were not disrespect only mistakes.
“I’m human. I’m not perfect. I’m asking for mercy. You gave me the ladder to do what I have to do to prevail in my struggle. I made it this far, I can’t really go back and start over,” Williams responded to Brinkley in court.
The origin of Williams’ case dates back to when he was 19 years-old in 2008, according to Philly.com. He served eight months in jail on drugs and gun charges, later, he was released to start his five-year probation.
We hope that Robert Williams gets through this legal battle, and he makes it home to his children.