A felony weapons charge against 37-year-old platinum-selling rapper and hip hop recording artist Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known as Young Jeezy, was dropped on December 11, the News & Advance reported.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Gannon granted the dismissal served by Deputy District Attorney Renee Jones, who said that in light of new evidence, the prosecution has decided to drop the charges against Jenkins, although declined to elaborate on the matter.
Jenkins was arrested in August on charges of possession of an AK-47 after police authorities located the weapon used in the shooting death of a man backstage at a Young Jeezy and Wiz Khalifa concert days before. Jenkins was not a suspect in the shooting.
Harsh penalties are in store for people charged with violating the gun control requirements in the state of Illinois. If you have been charged with a weapons possession offense in the state, especially in the Champaign-Urbana areas, hire the legal services of our attorneys at Bruno Law Offices by calling our offices at (217) 328-6000 today.
Although the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in December 2012 that the state law against carrying a gun in public violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms, Illinois authorities continue to enforce this ban, leaving citizens confused as to which ruling to follow.
Among those whose future lies in jeopardy is Deafalla Haddad, a 29-year-old Chicagoan father of three and a legal gun owner who would be facing up to a year of imprisonment if the ban isn’t be lifted, according to his attorney.
Haddad’s lawyer has requested that his concealed weapons charge to be dropped; the decision is pending at a Cook County court.
However, matters were complicated by Illinois Appellate Court Judge Jesse Reyes’s opinion that a 1971 Illinois Supreme Court ruling states that a federal ruling is not binding in Illinois courts if the US Supreme Court would not uphold said federal ruling.
At Bruno Law Offices, we are always prepared to help those charged with illegal weapons possession to uphold their rights under the law.
Early Monday morning, an Urbana teen was found near Campustown with a gunshot wound to the back of one of his legs. Police arrived on the scene around 1:30 a.m., where they located the teenager walking around with a bullet in his thigh.
The teenager initially told the police that he was shot from behind while walking in the area, but he could not describe his alleged attacker. Officials at the University of Illinois issued a report to the campus claiming that there was an unidentified shooter that had yet to be apprehended.
Police eventually recovered the gun near the teenager and questioned him about the situation once more. The teenager was unable to produce a weapon handler’s permit and was subsequently arrested for the unlawful use of a weapon. The officials at the university then released another statement revealing that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the suspect was in custody.
If you have been charged with a crime in the Champaign-Urbana area, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the gun possession lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.