Kodak Black’s Jail Sentence Shortened To August
Kodak Black, one of Florida’s most prolific young rappers, has been serving time in Broward County Jail for probation violations, which include associating with known criminals and driving with a suspended license; the charges were originally much more numerous, but were ultimately whittled down. Now, according to a verified report from Pitchfork, it would appear that Kodak will be released earlier than expected. In fact, the report deems his release as imminent; August 18, 2018. This is over a month before his projected release date of September 17th, which was also reported by Pitchfork.
Apparently, Kodak’s lawyers issued a motion to the presiding Judge, requesting that thirty additional days of time served be recognized, explaining the shortened service. Recall, Kodak was originally arrested back in January, after an Instagram Live session revealed guns, drugs, and a generally unsafe environment for Kodak’s child. After Kodak’s lawyers claimed no evidence could confirm the guns or drugs as anything other than props, felony charges were dropped.
Though this recent bout of legal woes may be coming to a close, Kodak still has to contend with his biggest one. In October 2017, Kodak was formally charged with sexual assault, for which he still awaits trial.