Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has an extended authorized battle forward after he was arrested within the Dominican Republic on Sunday, October, 15, for allegedly assaulting two music producers.
“Tekashi 6ix9ine could be detained [in the Dominican Republic] for months, possibly even years,” legal professional Neama Rahmani, who just isn’t concerned with the case, completely instructed Us Weekly on Tuesday, October 17.
Rahmani famous that claims Tekashi 6ix9ine tried to flee the nation gained’t assist the musician’s case. (Dominican Republic-based legal lawyer Felix Portes claimed through Instagram earlier this week that Tekashi 6ix9ine tried to depart the Dominican Republic through personal jet previous to his arrest. Us reached out to Tekashi 6ix9ine’s group for remark.)
“Everytime you’re whether or not somebody needs to be detained, you take a look at two components: danger of flight and hazard to the group,” Rahmani defined. “And right here you will have somebody who tried to flee when he had a warrant. … Flight is consciousness of guilt.”
The legal professional added that Tekashi 6ix9ine’s “fairly vital legal historical past” might additionally work in opposition to him on the subject of detainment. “I believe he’s going to be there for fairly a while till this will get resolved,” Rahmani mentioned.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was beforehand sentenced to 4 years of probation in October 2018 after he pleaded responsible to 1 felony rely of use of a kid in sexual efficiency for collaborating within the recording and distribution of a video by which a 13-year-old lady performs intercourse acts.
Lower than one 12 months later, in February 2019, the “GOOBA” artist evaded severe jail time by pleading responsible to 9 costs together with conspiracy to commit homicide and armed theft and testifying in opposition to different members of the 9 Trey Gangster Bloods gang. He initially confronted greater than 40 years of jail when he was first charged in 2018.
Attributable to his cooperation through the trial, Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to 2 years of jail in December 2019. He was granted early launch in April 2020 following fears that his bronchial asthma would make him notably weak to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As for whether or not Tekashi 6ix9ine might face jail time for his authorized troubles within the Dominican Republic, Rahmani instructed Us that “it actually relies upon” on a number of components.
“At the least right here within the states, there’s two actually kinds of assaults — there’s misdemeanor assault and there’s felony. It actually depends upon, ‘Was there a weapon concerned? Was there severe bodily harm?’’ he defined.
Rahmani added that no matter occurs with the case, it’s prone to play out within the Dominican Republic.
“It’s a Dominican case. The alleged assault occurred there. The victims are there, the witnesses are there, the video’s there,” he mentioned. “So, this could stay a Dominican case. It’s not one thing that’s going to be dealt with right here within the states.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi