Rapper Lil Wayne Sentenced to One Year Rikers Term

Lil Wayne, also known as “Weezy”, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, was sentenced to one year in jail on March 8, 2010 by Judge Charles Solomon of the New York County Supreme Court. In October of 2009, Mr. Carter pled guilty to attempted possession of a weapon after a gun was found on his tour bus back in 2007. The sentencing had been delayed twice, once related to dental work that Lil Wayne was undergoing and the second due to a courthouse fire.

Under the New York Penal Law, Criminal Possession of a weapon can be anything from a Class A Misdemeanor (for example upon a conviction for possession of a switchblade), through a Class B Felony (for possession of ten or more firearms or possession of an explosive substance with intent to use against person or property).

With good behavior, the one year sentence could be reduced to eight months.

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