Kodak Black is imploring the courts to reconsider his sentence on a felony gun charge.
According to a Bossip exclusive, while many of his fellow inmates have petitioned the courts to be freed because of fears over COVID-19, Kodak is claiming that the courts got his 42-month sentence for lying to obtain guns- wrong.
Kodak’s lawyer filed court papers asking that his sentence be reversed because they claim the judge was wrong for his decision in the first place.
Kodak’s legal team argues that the court made a mistake when sentencing him under the guidelines for a “convicted” felon. His lawyers said Kodak pled “no contest” to a previous case involving a strong-arm robbery in Florida, and the courts there declined to convict him, which allowed him to keep his civil rights and eligibility to have the case sealed.
His defense claims that because he was never actually convicted in the initial robbery case, he shouldn’t have been sentenced under guidelines designated for convicted felons.
In the new court docs filed today, Black cites several other cases that he claims bolster his argument.
Kodak was arrested last year for making a false statement in the acquisition of a firearm after he tried to purchase semi-automatic weapons from a firearms dealer.
Kodak was already under indictment for a separate South Carolina rape case, and because of that, he was banned from owning any guns.
The 22-year-old rapper took a plea deal, and a judge sentenced him to 42 months in federal prison and three years probation in November of 2019.
He is currently serving his time at the Big Sandy Maximum Security Prison in Kentucky. If the appellate court denies his appeal, then he’ll be eligible for parole in the fall of 2022.