THE THREE-TO-SIX- month jail sentence given to Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill for probation violations is "unconstitutional under both state and federal law," his new legal team said in a court filing yesterday.
In the petition filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, attorneys Dennis Cogan and Christopher Warren asked for a hearing within three days to argue the matter.
The rapper, 27, born Robert Williams, has missed a concert and postponed a second since being jailed last Friday.
His attorneys alleged that the infractions cited by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley last week did not rise to the level of revocation of Mill's probation. They also alleged that the judge failed to hold two legally required hearings before ruling, and did not provide the required written notice of the specific probation violations after the first hearing.