November 28, 2017

Meek Mill’s Lawyers File Motion To Free Him From Jail

Meek Mill’s Lawyers File Motion To Free Him From Jail
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There is still hope Meek Mill will be released from prison.

The rapper was sentenced to two-to-four years due to a prison violation despite prosecutors recommending that he don’t go behind bars. Now his lawyers are filing a emergency motion to free him from jail.

According to Philly.com:

Tuesday’s motion, filed with the state Superior Court, asks for the 30-year-old Mill to be released immediately on bail, contending that Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Genece E. Brinkley has not responded to any of their post-sentencing appeals.

“As of this filing, more than 10 days after submission [Brinkley] has taken no action — not even to schedule a hearing — on any petitioner’s motions, and in particular not on the bail motion,” the emergency habeas corpus petition says.

The motion describes Mill — born Robert Williams — as being in a “Catch-22” situation: He can’t appeal his conviction and sentence to the Superior Court until Brinkley rules on his post-sentence motions, and she “refuses to do so.”

There was some hope there would be an answer on November 17 but Brinkley canceled an originally scheduled hearing due to an alleged “clerical error.”

Al Sharpton went to visit Meek in prison where he described him to be “determined to be a voice for the voiceless.”

 

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