Kodak Black just got a big break in his legal struggle and struck a deal with prosecutors in his Florida gun and marijuana case and will only receive one year in county jail after facing a much higher maximum of 12 years for violation of probation.
According to court records, Kodak pleaded guilty to two probation violations, including driving on a suspended license and “associating with people committing crimes.”
As we previously reported, police witnessed the rapper in the presence of cannabis and ammunition during an Instagram Live stream. His attorney argued that there was no way to prove that the weed and ammo from the video could be determined to be authentic, and the charges should be dropped.
Kodak’s attorney claims that the rapper and his crew “often produce music videos and other promotional videos, as is customary in the industry, using fake firearms and narcotics.”
In return, all other violation charges were dropped. Other charges, including child neglect, that were connected to a police raid on his home, were also dropped.
He was sentenced to 364 days in county jail, but with 90 days time served. We are told that with good behavior, he could be out by October.
Once he is released, he will have a relatively clean slate and won’t have to serve any further probation.
Kodak Black hired powerhouse celebrity attorney Bradford Cohen for his case and considering he was looking at 12 years in jail, it looks like he was worth every dime.