Tory Lanez’s Motion To Replace New Lawyer Denied

Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez
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Tory Lanez‘s motion to replace a member of his legal counsel with a new lawyer has been denied. His new lawyer believes the Canadian star is being taken advantage of.

On Wednesday (July 12), Legal journalist Meghann Canniff attended the courtroom proceedings where a judge denied Ronda Renee Dixon as the replacement counsel for Matthew Barhoma in Lanez’s case.

In a prior conversation with Canniff before the court date, Dixon said Lanez wants her to work under his current lawyer, prominent Miami attorney Jose Baez, but “me and him have some serious issues, because he won’t talk to me.”

“These guys are just taking advantage of [Lanez],” Dixon told Meghann Cuniff. “They’ve had him sign powers of attorneys. They’re acting on his behalf. … They’re not really asking him what he wants.”

Additionally, Dixon provided a copy of a motion she had prepared, asserting that Tory Lanez is being subject to cruel and unusual punishment in jail because of his celebrity status.

“Because Mr. Peterson has viable, meritorious post-conviction litigation, this court should award bail,” she wrote. “The unconstitutional nature of his confinement provides ample justification. Peterson’s conviction is not punishable by death. Because he will apply for probation, file an appeal, and pursue additional post-conviction remedies, this court should admit him bail within the court’s discretion.”

She continued: “Merely because he is well known, the Sheriff has decided that Mr. Peterson is of such great threat that he must be confined in the same manner as those convicted of serial rape charges and murder.”

The reason for the denial of the motion remains unclear, despite the fact that Tory Lanez, his previous lawyer, and Ronda Renee Dixon had all signed a substitution of counsel last month.

Tory Lanez is potentially facing a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison for the alleged shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion. Additionally, there is the possibility of deportation to his native Canada. The official sentencing for Tory Lanez is scheduled for August 7.