YFN Lucci‘s lawyers have demanded either a speedy trial for their client or the charges against him to be dismissed.
Court records obtained by HipHopX show that on Wednesday, August 30, law firm Banks Weaver filed the motion. This motion asks for a speedy trial, which is considered a basic human right and prevents the prosecutor from indefinitely delaying the criminal trial.
In their motion, Banks Weave demanded either a speedy trial date for the troubled rapper or the charges against him be dismissed.
You can check out the filing below:
So far, the prosecution has not responded with opposition to the demand, and it remains uncertain whether they will oppose the motion.
If YFN Lucci’s lawyers’ motion is granted, it doesn’t automatically result in the charges being dismissed. Instead, Banks Weaver would need to file another motion before the court, specifically requesting the dismissal of the charges.
In June, it was revealed that the Young Thug associate was reportedly offered a sweetheart plea deal. The rapper, who is currently sitting behind bars for his suspected role in a homicide that took the life of a 28-year-old man, was slammed with the RICO charges while he was out on bond for the alleged murder.
The sweetheart plea deal will reportedly give the rapper (real name Rayshawn Bennett) 20 years behind bars for all crimes including the RICO crimes for which he must serve at least 17 “inside.”
Although the plea deal had not been officially confirmed on Thursday, it has now been verified on Saturday (June 10) that the sweetheart plea deal was indeed presented to Lucci. However, according to TMZ, he flatly rejected the offer.
YFN Lucci’s attorneys, Drew Findling and Gabe Banks, expressed their view that the plea offer presented to their client is “absurd.” They also hinted that the District Attorney’s office is intentionally delaying the proceedings. They highlighted the fact that Lucci has been in custody for 2.5 years and is still awaiting trial.
Additionally, Findling and Banks, raised concerns about the competence of Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis. They questioned her ability to handle complex cases such as the YSL RICO case, suggesting an “inability” on her part to effectively prosecute such matters.