Meek Mill’s Lawyers File New Superior Court Motion for Bail
Meek Mill's lawyers have filed an updated bail motion in Superior Court just one day after Judge Genece Brinkley called the Philadelphia rapper a "danger to the community" and denied his newest bail request (Dec. 4). The motion was accepted to the courts this morning (Dec. 5).
The Philly native is currently serving a two to four-year prison sentence for violating his probation, and he's been trying to get out for weeks now. Last week, Meek's legal team filed an emergency petition to be granted bail because Judge Brinkley hadn't responded to his earlier petition. From there, Judge Brinkley filed an "Order and Opinion" motion denying Meek's bail request pending the adjudication of his "pending motion to modify sentence and any pending appeal."
Now, Meek wants the Pennsylvania Superior Court to reconsider his new motion for bail because Judge Brinkley's motion "does not mention" or "address the legally, logically and chronologically prior motion for the recusal," according to the petition provided to XXL.
Additionally, Meek Mill's lawyers say Judge Brinkley's reasons for denying Meek's bail are "inapt and unpersuasive." In the more specific parts of the petition, Meek's lawyers say Judge Brinkley's claim that Meek Mill poses a "risk to the safety of others" is "unsupported and unfair."
The Wins & Losses MC's attorneys conclude that Judge Brinkley's court order represents a "manifest abuse of discretion," and claim that Meek's only option is to attempt to secure bail is for them to reconsider his emergency petition.
As of now, Meek will have to serve out his sentence, and there's no telling how this will play out.
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