On July 15th Rapper NBA YoungBoy was acquitted by a grand jury on federal gun charges in Los Angeles. However, even with this victory NBA YoungBoy is still on house arrest for a separate gun charge he faces in Baton Rouge.
NBA YoungBoy’s Team Files Motion:
Court documents show that YB’s legal team has filed a motion to alter his bail order from October 2021. His team requests that since their client was found not guilt, he should be freed from house arrest.
“Since the Court authorized the defendant’s release, two key events have transpired causing a material change in circumstances.” The documents stated. “First, this Court has suppressed critical aspects of the Government’s case casting doubt as to whether the weight of the admissible evidence favors the Government.”
His team continued: “Second, [NBA YoungBoy] was acquitted in a parallel prosecution concerning the firearm found inside of his car when he was arrested on the underlying warrant in this case. As such, we believe that a modification of bail is in order. The current release conditions are more onerous than necessary to assure his appearance or protect the commencing from danger.”
NBA YoungBoy has been on house arrest at his home in Utah. YB’s legal team claim his house arrest is no longer necessary and is starting to hinder his career.
“As this Court is aware, Mr. Gaulden is a prominent Hip Hop artist. He has the potential for a lucrative career in both producing music and performing live events,” his attorneys note. “The proposed modifications would allow him to both record music with third parties at professional studios located throughout the country and would allow him to perform at live events.
“Considering the legal posture of the two prosecutions, undersigned believe that lifting these restrictions still satisfies the Bail Reform Act and that, continuing with the full gambit of these restrictions, is greater than necessary to assure Mr. Gaulden’s appearance in Court and the safety of the community.”
YoungBoy was arrested in Los Angeles in March 2021 on an outstanding warrant which ended after a short foot pursuit. While searching the rappers car, officers found a FN .45 pistol and 12 rounds of ammunition. They claimed it belonged to YB. The “Top” rapper was facing seven years in prison. But walked free on July 15th after being handed a not-guilty verdict.