NLE Choppa has opted for a plea deal in a triple felony case in Broward County, Florida.
The decision, reflected in court documents obtained by Discover Lyrics, signals a shift from not guilty to a plea of nolo contendere [no contest]. Represented by attorney Bradford Cohen, the same legal representative as Kodak Black, Choppa received a significantly reduced sentence.
Before Judge Barbara Duffy in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom on December 8, NLE Choppa was sentenced to one year of probation as a consequence of his plea.
The plea deal allows him unrestricted national and international travel; however, certain conditions must be met during his probationary period.
As part of the plea agreement, NLE Choppa is required to forfeit all firearms, complete a firearm safety training course, and undertake 40 hours of community service before the conclusion of his probation.
The legal saga traces back to NLE Choppa’s arrest on March 28, 2018, in Broward County, where he faced charges of burglary, drugs, and weapons offenses.
The rapper, who bonded out on $4,500, confronted allegations including burglary of an unoccupied structure, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of cannabis (20 grams or less), and possession of Alprazolam (the generic version of Xanax).
While the nolo plea was specific to the misdemeanor charge, two other felony charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal. Despite the legal hurdles, NLE Choppa, who was 18 at the time of the arrest, had been vocal about adopting a clean lifestyle, incorporating meditation into his routine, and even abstaining from marijuana.
Reflecting on his transformation, NLE Choppa shared insights on his journey towards a healthier lifestyle, emphasizing the impact of energy and self-awareness.