Rapper Mystikal has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after violating probation this week. The rapper, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was initially arrested and convicted on charges of sexual battery and extortion. He spent six years in a Louisiana prison as a result and was released in 2010. The rapper was put on probation following his release. Tyler was arrested back in February of this year following a domestic dispute. A judge in the case recently ruled that Tyler’s domestic violence arrest is a violation of the terms of his probation and has ordered the rapper to return to jail. According to reports, he is scheduled to report to law enforcement officials and begin serving his sentence on May 14th. The rapper gained popularity with his 2000 hit “Shake Ya Ass.”
If you are facing jail or prison time for violating probation, you need an experienced attorney right away. At Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP our attorneys have the experience and skill you need because our attorneys have over 50 years of combined courtroom experience in criminal defense. There are actually differences between being placed on probation and being placed on parole. If you have been convicted of a crime that is relatively minor, or if you have no prior criminal offenses, you will most likely be placed on probation instead of being given a jail or prison sentence for your conviction. Parole is usually tends to occur when you are released from a prison or jail sentence. In both cases, you are expected to adhere to certain rules and standards of conduct, especially refraining from committing more criminal offenses. Failing to meet the terms or conditions of your probation or your parole will, most likely send you straight to jail or prison. Cases of probation or parole violations are also not usually decided by a jury, but by a single judge.
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