Meek Mill will remain in prison after his motion to bail out of prison was denied. The Dreamchaser was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating his probation in early November.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley cited her reasoning was due to the Philly rapper being a “danger to the community.” Brinkley is the same judge who sentenced Meek to prison time.
Meek Mill’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, plans to appeal the ruling, saying it continues a “long pattern of unfair treatment.”
The judge was forced to make a decision on Meek Mill’s bail hearing after the state Superior Court last week told her to act “without further delay” on a 2-week-old request to free the rapper, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Meek’s probation violations came as a result of his involvement in a fight at a St. Louis airport in March, and recklessly driving his motorcycle in New York City.
Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina told TMZ the Dreamchaser was ordered to complete community service to have his St. Louis airport case dismissed. Meek performed his community service at Philadelphia’s Veterans Association.
Meek took a deal that will get the reckless driving charge expunged from his record if he can go six months without getting arrested again, TMZ reports. He also has to perform 30 hours of community service. Meek is almost finished, as he already did 20 hours.
“This swift resolution vindicates Meek and clearly shows how outrageous the police department’s conduct is in this case,” Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina told TMZ.
Meek was originally charged with a felony, but got it reduced to two misdemeanor charges.
Meek Mill spent nearly five months in prison in 2014 for violating his probation. He was freed in December 2014 a month ahead of his expected Jan. 11, 2015 release date.