Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced to 39 months in jail after pleading guilty to a federal gun possession charge. The rapper has already been in custody for 11 months.
Gucci Mane, 34, whose real name is Radric Davis, will serve the remaining 28 months of his 39 month sentence after pleading guilty to a gun charge. The rapper could also face traveling restrictions upon his release.
Gucci Mane Prison Sentence: Rapper To Serve Over Three Years In Jail
The rapper pleaded guilty in May to a possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge, CBS News reports. He was sentenced to three years and three months in jail, after reaching a deal with prosecutors,. He could have faced a 10-year prison sentence if he had gone to trial.
Gucci Mane has been in custody for 11 months, so he will serve 28 months from the rest of his sentence, E! News reports.
“Mr. Davis went in knowing, and has known for months now, so he is okay with the amount of time,” Gucci’s lawyer, Drew Findling, from Findling Law Firm, told HollywoodLife.com.
In addition, the judge sentenced him to pay a $5,000 fine and three years of supervised release with limitations on his travel during that time, CBS News reports.
Gucci Mane’s attorney has asked the court for the rapper to be allowed to serve his jail time in a drug program on the West Coast, citing negative influence in Gucci’s hometown of Atlanta, E! News reports.
“He wants to take advantage of any treatment or rehabilitation, he has been in jail and clean for 11 months, he really wants to be admitted to a drug and alcohol facility within the prison system,” Drew told HollywoodLife.com. “That way, when he gets out he can get back to what he loves which is returning to the recording studio, his fans, and the stage.”
Drew also told us that “there will not be an appeal because it is something that he agreed to a long time ago.”
Gucci already has an aggravated assault conviction from 2005. He was also convicted of battery in 2011. On September 14, 2013, police discovered Gucci on an Atlanta street around 1 a.m., Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
When police stopped him, Gucci became “increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them,” according to the federal indictment, the outlet reports. The indictment said he was in possession of a Glock 40-caliber handgun, 11 rounds of ammunition and a small amount of marijuana, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones told Gucci that he should really think about his actions after his release.
“You’re a young man, You have a full life before you… I see a lot of famous people move outside the line,” Steve said, according to the AJC. He also added that if Gucci continues to get involved in illegal activity that “you’re going to wake up one morning back in prison.”
— Avery Thompson