But rapper would have to return to Sweden if a judge rules Wednesday he needs to serve time, or become a fugitive.
STOCKHOLM -- A$AP Rocky is not required to be present when a Swedish court publishes his verdict on Wednesday in the assault case that led to his nearly five weeks of incarceration, according to a Swedish lawyer.
If he is ruled to be guilty, the artist would face a deadline to return to Sweden and serve any prison term, Måns Ressner, a Swedish civil attorney unassociated with the case, tells Billboard.
Even if he is sentenced to prison, it is unlikely that Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, would have to serve any time. His days spent in a detention cell while the case was being investigated -- what is called pretrial detention in Sweden -- would be deductible from any potential jail sentence, Ressner said.