Lil Durk has plenty to celebrate after state prosecutors threw out a serious charge in his weapons case that could’ve landed him in prison for a long time.
Lil Durk was arrested in June 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, born Durk D. Banks, 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.
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 will reportedly be dropped. Two charges left on his plate reportedly include 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 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.”
Lil Durk’s Most Serious Gun Charge Dropped, Still Faces Other Charges
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