Jim Jones pleaded guilty Thursday (Oct. 6) to driving his Bentley with a suspended license.
The rapper and actor, whose "We Fly High" peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart, admitted to a traffic misdemeanor and was fined $200.
Jim Jones, born Joseph Jones, was pulled over March 30, telling police he was heading to a video shoot, according to court documents. The rapper hadn't realized his license had been suspended over a traffic ticket he hadn't fully paid, said his lawyer, Marianne E. Bertuna.
"If it was as simple as paying a fine, he would have. He just didn't know about it" and has since cleared it up, Bertuna said.
Jones wanted to resolve the case to get on with his career and a charity project, Bertuna said. He has worked with the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, a New York-based group that harnesses celebrities' star power to promote education and social commitment to young people.
Jones has said he's doing his best to stay out of the Manhattan criminal courthouse, where he pleaded guilty in 2009 to a misdemeanor assault charge for punching one of R&B star Ne-Yo's friends in a dust-up at a Louis Vuitton boutique. He was sentenced to time served - the few hours he was in custody after turning himself in to police.
On Sept. 30, Jimmy and the other members of The Diplomats -- Cam'ron, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey -- sat down with MissInfo for the Red Bull Academy's 'Five Out of Five' concert series to discuss their 2003 classic, "Diplomatic Immunity." Dipset shared details of when they first met, bringing Mariah Carey to Harlem, their history with Jay-Z and more.
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