In April, Pooh Shiesty is scheduled to be sentenced.
Things were looking bleak when Pooh Shiesty’s promising career came to a halt last summer. His lawyers stepped up in a big way in a trial where he was facing a life sentence for two different shootings.
Pooh Shiesty’s sentence was reduced from a possible life sentence to a maximum of eight years after all charges from an alleged assault in Miami were dropped in early January after he entered a guilty plea deal. His lawyers now argue that he should be granted bond until his sentencing on April 4 because the state of the case against him has changed: “(Pooh Shiesty has a) right to pretrial release under reasonable conditions is a fundamental right under both the Florida and federal Constitutions.”
Pooh Shiesty, or Lontrell Williams Jr., as his legal name is used in the hearings, and his attorneys asked for a $10 million, 10% cash bond, claiming that as a musician, he does not pose a threat to society, and that he has done everything asked of him since he was charged.
The judge in Florida denied his motion for bond, and he will remain in custody until his sentencing. He’ll be charged with conspiring to use a firearm in the commission of violent and drug-trafficking offenses.
This is just one of many times Pooh Shiesty’s bond has been denied, despite his best efforts to return home. He hinted that his fruitful career would continue in the aftermath of his trial via Instagram Story after pleading guilty a few weeks ago: “This was pre-game it’s still the beginning of me y’all ain’t seen half yet.”