Lil Durk is a happy man after he was acquitted of his third gun charge on Friday.
Durk announced his acquittal via IG, writing, “Thank god for my lawyer who been there since day one Sam Adams Jr. I beat my case today now I can get to the money and growth of my career and being a father to my kids thank you God 2x.”
Durk’s last arrest on gun charges came in November 2014. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after he was found with two weapons.
Chicago Gang Officers found Durk in possession of the firearms inside an Orland Hills, IL home while investigating a homicide.
Durk allegedly admitted to possessing the weapons, according to a police report obtained by the Tribune.
“I got those pipes ’cause n*ggas always be tryin’ to take my bands,” the report quoted the 22-year-old Def Jam artist as saying.
Police reportedly seized a Glock .45-caliber handgun with a magazine and 11 live rounds and a Springfield .45-caliber handgun with a magazine and 13 live rounds.
Durk’s third weapons charge came just months after he pleaded guilty to a yearlong court battle over gun charges.
Cook County Judge Joseph Kazmierski, Jr. sentenced Durk to 18 months of probation.
Durk promised to keep his nose clean when speaking with Chicago Tribune reporters.
“The key word is I’ll be staying out of trouble,” he said, according to the Tribune. “You can put a capital N – for never.”
Durk rhymed he had no problem with probation. In song “0 to 300,” he raps, “Try to give me, probation, I’ll take it any day/I don’t smoke or drink anyway.”
According to Durk’s attorney Sam Adams Jr., the Durk reportedly spent more than 150 hours volunteering for CureViolence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The judge sentenced Durk to volunteer for an additional 50 hours.
Judge Kazmierski told Durk to be “part of the cure” for the violence in the city.
Durk took to IG to thank his attorney for his legal representation.
“S/o Sam Adams JR great lawyer to have on your side I’’ take probation anyday I don’t smoke or drink anyway,” the caption on his post read.
Lil Durk was arrested in June 2013 after police allegedly saw the Def Jam rapper pitching a stolen handgun in the backseat of a parked Hyundai Sonata in the Englewood neighborhood in South Side Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Durk was hit with a five-count indictment that included unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. He was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Durk’s most serious gun charge was dropped in November 2013.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped that charge citing a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling that found parts of the state’s gun law unconstitutional, DNAinfo reports.
The state’s gun law that reportedly was struck down is the “Aggravated Unauthorized Use Of Weapons.” The Supreme Court found that it violates the Second Amendment because it makes it a criminal offense for people to bear arms outside of their home or business, according to DNAinfo.
Durk’s other three counts of possession of a gun by a felon were dropped. The charges Durk had to fight included one count of possessing a gun and a second count for being underage when in possession from a previous 2011 weapons case.
Durk made bail in July 2013 after spending more than four weeks in jail for the crime. His release made it possible for him to witness the birth of his daughter. The eldest child, a boy, is 2 years old.
Durk posted a photo of the hospital’s “Labor & Delivery Nursery Care” unit to his Instagram account with a caption that read, “She on the way as I type.”
The Coke Boy took to Twitter to proclaim his freedom following his release, writing, “I’m back b---- yea I’m back b---- did you miss me or u ain’t care b----…..I’m free.
“Get caught with anotha slamma dey say my first offer 10….#nahhhhhhhhhhh.”
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