With the District Attorney’s Office in his corner, Meek Mill‘s reps announced Tuesday (June 4) that he has been granted a new appellate hearing in front of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The hearing will reportedly take place July 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET in Philadelphia.
Meek’s lawyers will have the opportunity to advocate on their client’s behalf in front of a fresh group of magistrates, rather than butting heads again with the rapper’s longtime judge Genece Brinkley. Mill’s attorneys will look to overturn and vacate his previous conviction, which ties to his original arrest in 2007.
“We’re looking forward to the oral argument before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and to, hopefully, having Meek’s conviction vacated,” Meek’s attorney, Jordan Siev, said in a statement. “In light of the District Attorney’s recent filing, where he supports the granting of a new trial to Meek and the recusal of Judge Brinkley, we hope to have this injustice rectified once and for all.”
Last month, Philadelphia District Attorney Jerry Krasner filed legal docs claiming that Meek deserves a new trial because the court “abused its discretion” when hitting the Dreamchasers rapper with a two- to four-year sentence. “The public perception of unfairness and bias is exactly what the court’s behavior has engendered here,” the D.A.’s office added.