Meek Mill's 2008 Conviction Thrown Out, Granted Brand New Trial

Another legal win for Meek Mill — he’s now getting a second shot at justice after hits 2008 gun conviction was overturned, AND he has now been granted a new trial. The Pennsylvania Superior Court handed down the decision today, saying Meek deserve a new trial with a new jury, and with a new judge.

Meek was obviously happy about the news, writing today, “As of right now I’m not on probation and I am not a felon anymore. Today was mega!!!”

He released a further statement, writing:

"I'd like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court judges for their wisdom and their transparency in reviewing my case, unanimously overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial. The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I'm ecstatic that justice prevailed. This positive outcome wouldn't have been possible without the support of my family, my attorneys, Jay Z, Desiree Perez, Michael Rubin, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and my supporters who have stood with me through the ups and downs. Unfortunately, millions of people are dealing with similar issues in our country and don't have the resources to fight back like I did. We need to continue supporting them. I'm committed to working with my team at the REFORM Alliance to change these outdated laws and fix our broken criminal justice system.”

Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, added, “In this case although just was delayed, it was not denied!”

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