After his latest court hearing today, Kodak Black is expected to be released from jail either today or tomorrow (August 17). Earlier this year, the Florida rapper was arrested again—just a month after his previous arrest—for marijuana possession, possession of a weapon, driving without a valid license, and false imprisonment. He was detained due to open warrants, and has been held in prison since then.
It looks like Kodak Black will be going home very soon. According to updates during today's court hearing from South Florida Sun Sentinel's own reporter Brett Clarkson, Kodak Black pleaded no contest to his charges earlier today and "will get one year of house arrest and five years of probation."
Judge Lisa Porter told Kodak that she would give him another opportunity to "be a productive member of society." However, she followed up with a strict warning that if something happens again, he could wind up receiving 55 years in jail.
Local 10 reporter Derek Shore also reported from Kodak Black's hearing today, saying that the team from Atlantic Records asked Judge Porter to defer adjunction so that he would be able to travel and tour for work. Porter accepted Kodak Black plea deal and withheld the adjunction. Once released, the Florida rapper will have to complete 300 hours community service, take anger management classes and be involved in a mentor program.
Read more the updates from today's court hearing below.
"It is our hope that the court will agree that he be given the opportunity to turn his life around," says Atlantic Recs VP of #KodakBlack— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) August 16, 2016
"I will give you an opportunity, Mr Octave, to prove yourself here, and be a productive member of society," judge says to #KodakBlack.— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) August 16, 2016
Judge reminds #KodakBlack that if makes a mistake again, he's looking at 55 years in prison. "What happens from here on out is up to you."— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) August 16, 2016
#KodakBlack lawyer: In addition to house arrest and probation, he will do anger mgmt, 300 hours comm. service, mentor program, drug eval— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) August 16, 2016
Rapper #KodakBlack pleads no contest to multiple charges against him as they enter into a plea agreement.— Derek Shore (@DerekShore) August 16, 2016
Judge accepts #KodakBlack plea deal and withholds adjudication, which will make it easier for the rapper to travel worldwide.— Derek Shore (@DerekShore) August 16, 2016
#KodakBlack will perform community service, anger management training and community control supervision.— Derek Shore (@DerekShore) August 16, 2016