Meek Mill’s Prior Conviction Thrown Out, Likely Won’t Be Retried

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Meek Mill attends the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for TIDAL)

Meek Mill is now once step closer to getting justice — as his 2008 gun conviction was just thrown out … and he’s been granted a new trial … with a new judge who will preside.

The decision was made earlier Wednesday in Pennsylvania Superior Court — as the panel of judges agreed with the rapper’s numerous claims for a new trial, with a new jury … and most importantly a new judge … as many believe the previous judge, Genece Brinkley had treated him unfairly.

Meek took to social media to celebrate the great news, saying, “As of right now I’m not on probation and I am not a felon anymore,” adding a bunch of praying hands. He went on to say, “today was mega!!!”

UPDATE: According to TMZ the chances of Meek actually getting retried for his previous gun and drug charge is “highly, highly unlikely” and there are several reasons as to why.

The most important one is that the main witness in the original trial is a dirty cop with no credibility. Furthermore, the case is 12 years old and sentiment has changed since. Oh there’s also the antagonistic relationship Meek had with the aforementioned Judge Brinkley.

Meek’s lawyer and gun show enthusiast, Joe Tacopina, spoke with TMZ Live about the recent developments, calling it justice delayed, adding this is a thing for the criminal justice system and Meek himself.

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