Meek Mill Granted A New Court Hearing
Meek Mill has scored a major legal victory. According to Rap-Up, the Philly rapper has been granted a new court hearing and will face a new judge in an effort to get his drug and gun conviction from 2007 dismissed. The hearing will be in front of the Superior Court and not Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner recently filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Superior Court asking for a new trial with a different judge. Krasner pointed out Brinkley’s bias, saying that it had been evident throughout the trial.
Meek’s lawyer, Jordan Siev, has said in a statement, "We’re looking forward to the oral argument before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and to, hopefully, having Meek’s conviction vacated. In light of the District Attorney’s recent filing, where he supports the granting of a new trial to Meek and the recusal of Judge Brinkley, we hope to have this injustice rectified once and for all."
As previously reported, Brinkley sentenced Meek to 2 to 4 years in state prison for violating probation.
The new court hearing will take place on July 16th.