Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers III) hopes an Oakland County, Mich., judge considers the same punishment the rap star got from a Macomb County judge last week for similar charges. Mathers pleaded
Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers III) hopes an Oakland County, Mich., judge considers the same punishment the rap star got from a Macomb County judge last week for similar charges. Mathers pleaded guilty on April 10 to a weapons charge in Macomb County Circuit Court and received two years probation. In return, prosecutors dropped an assault charge stemming from a June 4 incident in which Eminem was accused of pistol whipping a man seen kissing his wife, Kim Mathers, outside a Warren nightclub.
Now, the 28-year-old rapper faces a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and a misdemeanor charge of brandishing a firearm in public in connection with a June 3 argument in Royal Oak with associates of rival Detroit rap group Insane Clown Posse.
Oakland County assistant prosecutor Mark Bilkovic told the Detroit Free Press in a story published today (April 18) that he won't push for jail time if Eminem pleads guilty Monday before a scheduled pretrial.
"He could plead straight up and work out a sentencing deal with the judge," Bilkovic said. "In a case like this, I wouldn't go in screaming for jail time. The majority of the people in his situation that commit this type of offense usually receive probation."
Wally Piszczatowski, Eminem's attorney, said he spoke with prosecutors yesterday and will continue to communicate with them this week. "My hope is to keep him on probation," Piszczatowski said.
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