Atlanta, Georgia rapper Gucci Mane made headlines in November for violating parole when he was arrested for several driving infractions, and subsequently charged with damaging government property and obstruction of property. The Brick Squad 1017 leader was fresh out of prison from drug-related convictions.
According to HipHopEnquirer.com, the Warner Brothers/Asylum Records artist may face over a year of prison time, beginning soon. Reports indicate that a judge has recommended the rapper serve a felony sentence, while Gucci Mane’s defense team is seeking house arrest.
Gucci Mane’s hearing is presently set for January 24, 2011.
HipHopDX will keep you updated.
(1/04) UPDATE: In what has been a week filled with legal woes for the 1017 Brick Squad, TMZ reports Gucci Mane’s legal team has filed a special plea of mental incompetency, essentially asking for leniency in the ruling for Gucci’s latest probation violation. The request, which was filed Monday as Gucci was cited for a possible parole violation, stated that the 30-year-old rapper was in no state to “intelligently participate in the probation revocation hearing.”
Gucci—real name Radric Davis—was ordered into custody and immediately committed to a mental health facility where he will most likely undergo an evaluation of his condition. Rumors circulated that Gucci had a breakdown late last year during the promotion of his album, The Appeal. However, no one from Gucci Mane’s camp would address them. The Atlanta rapper maintained a low profile after, only making headlines by reuniting with his original manager Debbi Antey and with an arrest that prosecutors eventually abandoned.