Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, has been sentence to 2-4 years in prison after violating his probation in more ways than one. He was arrested immediately after the Philadelphia judge ordered the sentence.
This came as a shock to both Meek, and his legal team, after legal counsel advised that he would not be imprisoned for his probation violations because he was drug-free, and complied with most of his probationary guidelines.
“The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer — is unjust and heavy handed. We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”
Commentary from Jay-Z, founder of Meek Mill’s former management company, RocNation
Most doesn’t count with Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley after Meek has tested positive for narcotics numerous times, unapproved travel, and been to jail twice this year. Once in March for the St. Louis International Airport misdemeanor assault charge involving two airport employees, and the second in August for reckless endangerment while driving his motorcycle in New York City. Both cases were dropped after agreeing to perform community service requirements.
Judge Brinkley has been working with Meek Mill since his first run in with the law in 2008 on a gun possession and drug charges. Meek was imprisoned then for 8 months, and put on probation after being released.