Kodak Black Sentenced To Year In Jail

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Broward County, FL – Kodak Black has been sentenced to one year behind bars after striking a deal with Florida prosecutors in his gun and marijuana case, according to The Blast.

Black, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, pleaded guilty to two probation violations — driving on a suspended license and associating with people committing crimes — after prosecutors dropped the other charges against him.

Bradford Cohen, Black’s attorney, was pleased with the end result, as seen in a Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon (April 17).

“Just completely resolved @KodakBlack1k case,” he wrote. “The State and Judge were professional and fair. I am happy not just for a client, but for a friend. There are great things instore for him, and he is glad to have this behind him.”

Earlier in the day, Cohen said his client was studying hard for his GED.

Black was facing up to 12 years of incarceration following his January 18 arrest on multiple charges, including grand theft of a firearm, gun possession, drug possession, child neglect and probation violation. The charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, third-degree grand theft and child neglect were dropped a month later, but prosecutors added charges of felony possession of cannabis and possession of ammunition by a delinquent.

Once the Heart Break Kodak rapper is released from the county jail, he will not have to serve any more time on probation. Black has already been locked up for 90 days, so he could reportedly be out as soon as October with good behavior.

The controversial artist still has legal issues looming in South Carolina. Last October, Black was indicted by a Florence County grand jury on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Source: Hip Hop DX